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nightwing2011

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I recently ordered one gig of ram to speed up my games a little bit, and just the overall performance while i'm using the computer.
but now, when i play my game (WoW) instead of just slow, like it was before i upgraded my ram, it is jumpy and as if it is flashing pictures quickly instead of just video.(kind of like a flip book thing).
please help me to fix this, none of my friends know what it could be either
i tried taking out the old 504 megs of ram, and that made it even worse, i don't know what to do, plese help me.
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Did you order the right RAM for your computer? If you ordered the wrong type of RAM for your computer, it would make things VERY bad.

Also, putting different memory sizes of RAM into your computer will not enhance your speed any further. Try getting 2 1GB modules instead of 1 504 and 1 1G.

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yes, it is the right type of ram. i don't have enough money for another gig, but I tried using just one gig, and taking out the 504, but it didn't change anything.
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Please post your full computer specs if this is a custome build, or the name, model, and model number if this is a brand computer, also give us a link to the ram you purchased

Edited by Doby, 10 January 2008 - 09:02 PM.

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it is an Emachines d2685 i think, i'll check when i get home.
and the ram is I think its this but i'll have to check that when im home too.
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It could be the ram is just not compatible or the motherboard does not play well with it. The emachine website is useless with motherboard specs. I checked crucial.com each memory slot can hold DDR PC2700 with a maximum of 1GB per slot so what you got should work.

The only thing I can think of is to run memtest86 and test the ram.

memtest
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ok thanks
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I was wrong, THIS, is the ram
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It should work providing its error free, run memtest to check it
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i can't get it to run.
i don't know how to use memtest... or I'm just retarded with computers
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Click this for a guide to using Memtest

Click this to download Memtest

Run it overnight if possible
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okay, thanks
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