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Stormer777
06-16-2005, 01:26 AM
First off here's the system...

P4 3.4E
1024MB Corsair 3200 Dual-Channel
6800GT

Ok, my old ram was two different 512 sticks of PC2700. It ran fine, never had any problems playing games.

Now, with this new ram, when I play games like PF, or CS Source, or any game I have, my video card runs hot and begins to display corrupt graphics on my screen like white flashes and fuzzy static looking flashes. If it gets bad enough my PC will hang for about 15 seconds and either un freeze itself, or my PC will RESET ITSELF...

So, my video card is running hotter when I use the 3200 ram over the 2700... WHY? I messed with the timings and nothing has changed.

BUT, I do have a 350W power supply...

Stormer777
06-16-2005, 01:26 AM
First off here's the system...

P4 3.4E
1024MB Corsair 3200 Dual-Channel
6800GT

Ok, my old ram was two different 512 sticks of PC2700. It ran fine, never had any problems playing games.

Now, with this new ram, when I play games like PF, or CS Source, or any game I have, my video card runs hot and begins to display corrupt graphics on my screen like white flashes and fuzzy static looking flashes. If it gets bad enough my PC will hang for about 15 seconds and either un freeze itself, or my PC will RESET ITSELF...

So, my video card is running hotter when I use the 3200 ram over the 2700... WHY? I messed with the timings and nothing has changed.

BUT, I do have a 350W power supply...

danjama
06-16-2005, 06:28 AM
how is your vid card cooled? Are u sure that RAM is right for your mobo? also u say using that 3200 over the other RAM, do u mean at the same time 2 diffrent types ie 1 3200 and 1 2700? as far as i know u shouldnt mix ram.

Hunter82
06-16-2005, 07:48 AM
350 W PSU is too low for a 6800 GT I think you may have seen the effect of the new ram adding additional needs to the PSU and it not able to carry the weight of the requirements needed now.

Stormer777
06-16-2005, 09:49 AM
That's what I assumed... The sticks aren't different it's a Corsair XMS dual-channel kit... Tech support said there is something like a 14% increase in power consumption when going from PC2700 to PC3200... But before I go out to spend ANOTHER $60 I want to make sure.

cueceleches
06-16-2005, 10:10 AM
BTW, don´t forget to blow the dust from your CPU and GPU fans from time to time...It prevents them form cooling properly. By doing so my good old 9800XT gained almost 5ºC.