Wierd CPU Spike issue

March 27, 2009 at 01:43:19
Specs: Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit, Core i7 2.6Ghz/12GB DDR3 1333Mhz
Hi guys,

Really weird issue.

I was running My PC with 6GB of Ram fine for a couple of days while i waited for my additional 6GB to arrive. It is the same brand, model ect. Ram.

I then installed the extra 6GB raising the total to 12GB of DDR3 1333Mhz Ram.

The First boot, took about 10 minutes. And I could barely use the system.

Literally, Start ups are taking 5-10 mins. I'm getting 300 hard faults per second about 30 seconds out of every minute (I've disabled Page file to no effect at all). I've also got CPU spikes, With know Process or Service taking responsibility.

I've googled my ass off all week and haven't found squat. My motherboard is a brand New MSI Eclipse (Supports Core i7 and up to 24GBs of Ram)

I just don't understand what could be causing this issue. It feels like I'm trying to run windows Vista of a machine with 12MB of Ram, not 12GB!

Any Ideas would be really appreciated.

[Edit]no idea how this ended up in Windows XP...

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March 27, 2009 at 04:24:31
You are running windows XP. Windows XP does not recognize more than 3GB of memory. So having all that memory does absolutely nothing for you with the concerns of windows XP...it is probably causing the issues.

Another thing might be that one of the new sticks is bad...It happens. Run Memtest86 for a day and see what develops.
I just noticed that you are running vista ...this is the XP forum

Change Is Good

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March 27, 2009 at 17:37:49
thanks lurkswithin.

As i stated in my post:

'[Edit]no idea how this ended up in Windows XP...'

Also Memtest is yet to have a 64Bit release.


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