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i think there might be an error with my RAM. Sometimes when i run a game it will show up im using 99% of my physical mem and over 800MB of virtual ram...the game takes forever to load and doesn't play well at all.. is this a problem with my RAM or something else?

and also the ram usage will be at 99% then go down to 40% then go up and down a couple times before the game actually starts..
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what game is it? and also , do you have a lot of processes running in the background?
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CSS,UT2004, and BF2, i have anti virus on auto protect and aim..xfire watever..nothing that uses alot of mem, i can run them most of the time but sometimes that happens and everything lags..
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ah, I didn't see this before, I;ve read on dfi-street.com that ocz has compatibility problems with DFI mobos, I'm sure there's a work around for it, maybe try loosening your timings, but I'm still a noob to this stuff also, as far as dfi mobo's go though ( i'm a poet), dfi-street has a pretty durn good tech support there. if you're not a member you should join. but, recommended ram, at least this is what was recommended to me on overclock and dfi-street, is g.skill, or geil, or anything with samsung chips, and both sites gave a no-go on the ocz ram I had selected, saying that it was glitchy, and sometimes just crashes repeatedly. check'em out and see. then again, might be just for the SLI-DR Elite
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ah, I didn't see this before, I;ve read on dfi-street.com that ocz has compatibility problems with DFI mobos, I'm sure there's a work around for it, maybe try loosening your timings, but I'm still a noob to this stuff also, as far as dfi mobo's go though ( i'm a poet), dfi-street has a pretty durn good tech support there. if you're not a member you should join. but, recommended ram, at least this is what was recommended to me on overclock and dfi-street, is g.skill, or geil, or anything with samsung chips, and both sites gave a no-go on the ocz ram I had selected, saying that it was glitchy, and sometimes just crashes repeatedly. check'em out and see. then again, might be just for the SLI-DR Elite
woah....i better go there and check..cuz i am a member at dfi-street and a while ago they said OCZ was the "best" ram for LanParty mobos and the EL was recommended by one of the forum administrators...very weird. i'll go check it out again, thx
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post #6 of 23
The compatibility issues are minimum, that's probably the last thing to worry about. You might want to check your software. Try disabling the anti-virus software because it might be blocking ports while your running the game and creating an error log. That's just a thought.

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Anti-virus + games = no. Turn it off, and that might help you out.
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Some of the new games are very ram intensive. I'm not suprised at all of the amount of usage you are getting. BF2 needs 1.5gigs to run really smooth.
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yea i know stuff like anti virus really limits the CPU for games but...the problem is that i was able to run all my stuff absolutely fine before with antivirus on....nothing much has changed just after a couple hours of usage, they use up max mem and start lagging. im thinking its system stability problems. im planning on 2x prime95 testing soon and memtest86 to find if theres anything wrong.
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Some of the new games are very ram intensive. I'm not suprised at all of the amount of usage you are getting. BF2 needs 1.5gigs to run really smooth.
ya i know alot of new games require more ram but the problem is that they all worked fine before on same computer, with same background programs running .
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