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Windows 7: Ram Memory running on low frequency.Why?

31 Mar 2012   #1
Katta92

Se7en 32 bit
 
 
Ram Memory running on low frequency.Why?

Hello all, i made a little update for my computer changing the motherboard, ram and videocard. The motherboard is Asrock G41M-VS3 R2.0 and the RAM is this Corsair Memory.

It is a ddr3 1333mhz ram memory and my motherboard is supporting 1333mhz ddr3 memory, but when i go in BIOS i see the RAM is running only at 400mhz. WHY it is running on so low frequency? I want at least 1066mhz.

How can i increase the frequency? and sorry for my medium quality english.


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31 Mar 2012   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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You may have to manually adjust BIOS setting to the above specs. Does your CPU support DDR3 1333 MHz RAM?


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31 Mar 2012   #3
Katta92

Se7en 32 bit
 
 

Ok, i will take a look in BIOS to make the proper settings.

This is my CPU Intel Penium D 925. I don't know where to look if it is supporting that frequency.
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31 Mar 2012   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I don't see the memory spec either. Install CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting and post a snip of it with the Memory and SPD tabs open.
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31 Mar 2012   #5
Katta92

Se7en 32 bit
 
 

Here is the screenshot

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31 Mar 2012   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It is currently running at 800 MHz. Don't forget that DDR stands for double data rate, so a setting of 400 in the bios is 800 effective.

To get it to 1333 you have to go into the bios and manually set it there,

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Whether you would even notice the difference outside of benchmarks is debatable.


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31 Mar 2012   #7
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

The speed of the RAM is correct. Single channel 1066MHz will run at +355MHz to 533MHz. You want to reach 1066MHz you'll have to get out of Single Channel.
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31 Mar 2012   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The Double Data Rate effectively doubles the frequency reported by CPU-Z even in single channel. Dual channel allows the Memory controller to address multiple RAM sticks as a single one.

Adjust your RAM volts, timings, and frequency as listed under the JEDEC 3 column. If you have no setting for tRAS or tRC, it's fine.
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