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RAM Failure?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by santiainen, Nov 12, 2011.

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  1. santiainen

    santiainen Thread Starter

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    So I just recently bought a new computer and it has been working good 'till today.

    Apparently it started lagging alot all of sudden and games tend to stutter/crash randomly, so I checked task manager to look at the Performance and I'm wondering if this is what's causing it.

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    Another thing I just really want to know is what does the "Free" ram mean. Since it says there's 9.5Gb of it available, I figured that'd mean how much is left from it... And if that's true, something really is wrong because I only have a few programs open that take about 500mb of my ram.

    Help's needed asap, before the whole computer breaks up on me... Free ram seems to get lower all the time.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Not sure what you mean. Task Manager would not show RAM failure.

    It looks like you are using 2.61 GB's of RAM. That is about what Windows 7 uses (which is one reason that adding a lot more RAM is a waste of money unless for special purposes). Stuttering would not be caused by bad RAM, but crashing could be. But there would also be other problems with your machine and with other programs beside games if there were a RAM problem.

    The Task Manager looks entirely normal.

    Are you getting blue screens? What error?
     
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