View Full Version : Memory Upgrade causing bad performance

28-03-2008, 07:17 PM
Hi all

I have upgraded my Vista Dual Core from 2 x 512mb memory units to 1 x 1gb and 1 x 512 mb (1.5gb total). I thought this may provide a bit of a performance increase whilst gaming. However the 2 or 3 games I have tried are chugging far more than before and 1 even crashed on me.

This doesn't make any sense to me. Can anyone shed any light on why this may be happening and what I can do to help?

Many thanks

28-03-2008, 07:21 PM
Hi tharobc

What graphics card do you have?

28-03-2008, 07:23 PM
It's just a 8500gt card which I know is not brilliant but it played games OK(ish). Now games are REALLY performing badly....

28-03-2008, 07:25 PM
Just a thought. Does it matter which slot the memory is ordered in? Currently the 512mb is in slot 1 with the 1gb in slot 2. Would swapping them make a diff?

28-03-2008, 07:26 PM
I'm not really up on Vista but from what I hear you'd need at least 2GB to run the system.
It may well be that the system is sucking power off the card on a shared graphics set up.

28-03-2008, 07:29 PM
Hmmm thanks for the reply mate but what confuses me is that it worked ok on 1gb before but is now slower on 1.5gb. Bleedin' vista confuses me!!!!

28-03-2008, 07:34 PM
That's weird mate, try swapping them or try running 2 X 1GB sticks, more expense I know but........
All else fails put the 2 X 512's back.