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So I posted yesterday about BF1942 running slow/choppy. I recently have been upgrading and I got some new ram 1024 Kingston PC800 ECC. When I installed it I left the other 2 sticks (Toshiba 128 nonECC) in it, when I would run BF Id still get some slow down and choppiness. A friend suggested that I remove the old stick and put CRIMMs in there. He said that the old ram is "slower" than the new stuff. Now I though PC800 is PC800, shouldnt matter if its new or old, should it? So I followed his advice removed the old stick put in the CRIMM's, lo and behold the choppiness is gone. Are my old sticks corrupted? I didnt have any problems with any other games (COD2, Halflife 2).
And heres another question about the same sort of thing, would adding another gig of RAM help out in running more complex games (BF2,FEAR)? Would it be a noticable difference (fps, texture quality) over just the 1 gig?
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Now I though PC800 is PC800

the pc100 or 800 or 2300 isn't so much related to the speed of the ram..as much as it is in the format...the bus speed can be different on ram of the same type...you could have 233mhz or 333...or something like that....all ram will only run as fast as the slowest ram in the bunch...which m ay explain why taking the old ram out made it better....though...that could also be that the old ram was bad...as far as the question about the extra ram....just be sure your motherboard can support it..either check your manual for the max supported ram and ram types or go to www.crucial .com and find out there
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It can support 2GB, I know that. I bothered DELL so much the gave me all of the documentation about my DELL (its the stuff they only give to their tech dept.). I was just curious if the additional 1024 would really help that much, for texture quality,fps and resolution.
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