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Help Me! having artifacts and crashes when gaiming

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HI to everyone

Well I have 4GB of RAM (2x2GB) TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz the spec says it runs at 4-4-4-12 but on bios shows 5-5-5-18 well this is just description.

The issue is when I'm both sticks any game I played I have artifacts and crash (I only play Counter Strike: Source and Left 4 Dead mostly) then if I remove 1 stick everything works just find the artifacts and and crashes disappear.

so what should I do to fix it?
how can I test the RAM?

any thoughts and suggestion are welcome.

please help me here I been having this problem too long now.

this is my System:

Windows XP Home Edition
EVGA NForce 780i SLI
Intel Core2Quad Q9300
Corsair XMS2 DHX Dual-Path TWIN2X4096 4GB DDR2 2X2GB
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS 320GB
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB / Maxtor DiamondMax 21 STM3500630A 500GB bouth in Rosewill External Cases
Lite-On DVD RW LH-20A1S
OCZ ModXStream OCZ900MXS 900W SLI Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply
COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 Evolution Full Tower Case
ViewSonic VX2035WM 20.1" LCD Monitor
Logitech Classic Keyboard 200 (USB)
Logitech G5 Laser Mouse (USB)
Plantronics Headset

P.S. sorry if there is bad spelling
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anyone that may have an idea about this.


thx in advance.

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I would say If you are having artifacts then I would check out your video card, maybe it needs its drivers updated... Or it is on its way out...

What are your temperatures?

Download speedfan here

Then post a screen shot of speedfan

Your video card could be overheating

I also am wondering if once you have completed the fresh install of the OS you were talking about in your other thread if that will help at all...

For right now it is better to take care of one problem and see if it persists on the new system...

Good luck


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