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I didn't see a "DC" or a Dual Channel option anywhere, although I believe it's supposed to auto-enable it. According to the motherboards guide-book.
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Since it sounds like its a memory issue, have you tried downloading memtest86+? It's a program used to test the RAM for stability.

http://www.memtest86.com/download.html
The third link from the top "Download - Memtest86 v3.3 ISO image (zip)" should be downloaded. If my memory is correct, you just double-click on the .iso file and Nero would automatically load the correct burning program to burn the .iso file as a bootable CD. Then just restart the computer, and assuming it's set to boot from CD first, it will load memtest86+ after loading the BIOS but before starting Windows. From there you can run tests to check the stability.
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I've got Memtest86 on an old Linux cd, but how would it be unstable when the other ram isn't overclocked?
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Quick question.

Are you actually playing ONLINE?? :|
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Start with the basics, then work your way up.

Memtest, then chkdsk and defrag.

Then, open HL2 or CS:S (really for this issue, they're the same game).

Run the video test inside the game, see if its at all choppy etc...

Even though its choppy, how many fps are you getting?
If you don't have it turned on to show fps etc, in the console type cl_netgraph 3 for it to show fps, ping etc...

That will be another good indicator of where the problem is occurring...
    
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please bear in mind though.
That all FPS meters in CS:S - DETRACT from your overall FPS when enabled

So .. you can just use it for testing.

(BTW - would be best to do all your testing SINGLE player. rather than online)
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Quote:
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please bear in mind though.
That all FPS meters in CS:S - DETRACT from your overall FPS when enabled
Really?

Any idea how much fps it drops?
Guess I'll turn it off when I get home LOL...
    
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Yes of course I'm playing online, lol, and I've done the stress test a bunch of times, its always at my cap, which is 100fps. And it runs perfectly, without it capped I get around 168-190, but when I join a server, it runs perfect, untill somebody joins, the issue usually occurs when there is someone right around the corner, the fps drops a bit and it begins to get really choppy, if I'm in a server with more than 1 person its almost unplayable, I have cable, 3mb so I know that isn't the problem. I've defragged and that didn't help before either,and I still don't see the point of MemTest when I'm not overclocking it.
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Sounds like lag spiking...

Try some single-player and see if the same choppiness happens when you come up on someone...

This may sound like an odd question, but what Firewall / AV are you using?

Also, run a speedtest to see what actual speeds you're getting. You may be on a 3mb line, you're not getting the full 3mb for sure...

And memtest is a general test, not just for OCing... its a way to rule out the memory as an issue.
    
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Alright, well I just did the Video Stress Test, and I got 94.43 fps, of a capped 100. Even though it stayed 99 the whole time, plus Single-Player is still choppy. I'm not using a firewall or anti-virus program, I never do since I don't do anything on this computer but play games. I run speed-tests almost everyday because I have to talk to Charter Internet's ****ty technicians, and it's usually at about 3mb, so I'd say about 2.7mb is used. And it doesn't spike in Net_graph 3. And I guess I will give MemTest a go later, for the sake of ruling it out and because I recently oc'd both in dual channel to 2-2-2-5. How long does it usually take?
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