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RAM problem?

Earlier today my computer just crashed. Nothing was happening when i was booting it up so i went to look into the case and saw the DRAM ez debug light was on. So i removed 1 stick (from 8gb ddr4 went to 4gb) and then everything worked. Put it back in and again did not work, so the RAM stick looks dead.

But when it booted everything felt super slow. I tried fifa 17 and the menus felt sluggish and couldnt even get into a mp game (msi afterburner showed it went to 4006MB RAM being used) and same thing with player unknown's battlegrounds. When loading and getting ready to get dropped from a plane everything just stopped responding because the ram usage went to 4006MB. 

 

Also while on the desktop and browser it kinda feels slower (but that might just be me, because fifa and pubg just dont work)

 

So what could be the problem?

Are the games that im trying to play just too difficult to run with 4gb ram

Is there also a problem elsewhere, along side the (possibly) dead RAM stick

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3 minutes ago, xXImm0rtaLXx said:

Earlier today my computer just crashed. Nothing was happening when i was booting it up so i went to look into the case and saw the DRAM ez debug light was on. So i removed 1 stick (from 8gb ddr4 went to 4gb) and then everything worked. Put it back in and again did not work, so the RAM stick looks dead.

But when it booted everything felt super slow. I tried fifa 17 and the menus felt sluggish and couldnt even get into a mp game (msi afterburner showed it went to 4006MB RAM being used) and same thing with player unknown's battlegrounds. When loading and getting ready to get dropped from a plane everything just stopped responding because the ram usage went to 4006MB. 

 

Also while on the desktop and browser it kinda feels slower (but that might just be me, because fifa and pubg just dont work)

 

So what could be the problem?

Are the games that im trying to play just too difficult to run with 4gb ram

Is there also a problem elsewhere, along side the (possibly) dead RAM stick

Did you try putting that RAM stick into a different port? The port may have died. 

Also if usage jumps up to 4 GB then yes, it is too difficult for having only 4 GB of RAM. 

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make sure you don't have anything running in the background with just 4gb ram. also run memtest or something on each stick, it will take a while and you should do it with the sticks individually but it will tell you if your ram is trash at least, and if your ram's good either it wasn't seated well or the slot went bad, also make sure the contacts on that ram stick are clean, a good old pencil eraser works for cleaning, just work in the same direction as the contacts

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