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your avatar is hilarious
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post #32 of 47
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your avatar is hilarious
Thanks, it's my wife/uncle.
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post #33 of 47
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Nope, im using one 4gb stick.
Your computer is running in single-channel ram mode.

Another 4GB ram stick could be installed, since your motherboard supports dual-channel ram. Make sure you put the second ram stick in the correct slot in order to activate dual-channel mode.
     
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post #34 of 47
Single channel can't be that bad can it? I would definitely recommend reformat + reinstall of OS when changing motherboards. Unless you just replaced the board with the same model, or with a near identical one you might be able to get away with it. Otherwise lots of drivers and stuff could be wrong and made for the previous mobo.

If you turn down the graphical settings in those games does it fix it? Run them at low or low resolution or something see if it changes it?
post #35 of 47
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Just tried playing the first level of black ops with the lowest possible graphics, same problem, less noticeable but still getting the same thing. Maybe I really should reinstall my OS.
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post #36 of 47
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tried crysis 2, same problem regardless of graphics settings. any other suggestions?
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post #37 of 47
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Bump. What could be the problem?

I reinstalled windows and no solution, how can I know what hardware problem do I have?

Im so sad about this whole thing, I had to sell a few important things to buy this computer and everything is working terribly.
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post #38 of 47
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Purpose
Graphic illustrating bottleneck between CPU, RAM, and other peripherals

Dual-channel technology was created to address the issue of bottlenecks. Increased processor speed and performance requires other, less prominent components to keep pace. In the case of dual channel design, the intended target is the memory controller, which regulates data flow between the CPU and system memory (RAM). The memory controller determines the types and speeds of RAM as well as the maximum size of each individual memory module and the overall memory capacity of the system. However, when the memory is unable to keep up with the processor, a bottleneck occurs, leaving the CPU with nothing to process. Under the single-channel architecture, any CPU with a bus speed greater than the memory speed would be susceptible to this bottleneck effect.

The dual-channel configuration alleviates the problem by doubling the amount of available memory bandwidth. Instead of a single memory channel, a second parallel channel is added. With two channels working simultaneously, the bottleneck is reduced. Rather than wait for memory technology to improve, dual-channel architecture simply takes the existing RAM technology and improves the method in which it is handled. While the actual implementation differs between Intel and AMD motherboards, the basic theory stands.
from wikipedia, maybe you have not enough memory badwidth because of single channel and that could be bottlenecking.
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post #39 of 47
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Thank you, i'll try to get another stick soon, I just find it weird that single channel could be giving me this problem I guess.
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post #40 of 47
I know its been suggested but my suggestion is format and make sure you use the right AMD ACHI drivers.

I originally didn't install the drivers during OS install and had the option set on in Bios. I had the same issues you had (weird HD lockups).

Good luck hope everything works out.
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