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Any PC experts? RAM question

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Azfalt Raser, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Azfalt Raser

    Azfalt Raser
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    I came across an NCIX RAM video while searching for some info on a new build I wanted to take on.

    I have Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) sticks on my Asus p8z77 motherboard.
    So, I open CPUz to check the specs of my RAM.

    "DRAM Frequency" = 665.1Mhz Wut?!
    I thought the Corsair RAM had a frequency of 1600Mhz???

    What gives?
     
  2. jimortality

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    I'm sure ram runs at 2 whatsits per thingy meaning your ram is actually double what you see
     
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  3. ouvert

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    you have DDR ram .. mulitply it with two ...so you are running 1333Mhz. I`m guessing you have Sandy Bridge CPU (i5, i7) that only supports up to 1333 MHz RAM speed .. lowering your speed from 1600 to 1333 ... dont worry difference between those speed is not noticable in practical usage ...
     
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  4. jimortality

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    Yeah that's what I meant, I was close lol
     
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  5. Azfalt Raser

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    thanks. Makes sense now.