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Windows 7: Memory speed in the bios


18 Apr 2012   #1

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 
Memory speed in the bios

Hi I just bought a new pc and asked for Corsair 16GB pc3 1200 1600MHz 4x4 GB DDR3 to be installed but when I checked the bios it lists
Memory frequency 1337.68MHz
Total Memory size 16384 MB
should the frequency not be 1600MHz ?


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18 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baccini View Post
Hi I just bought a new pc and asked for Corsair 16GB pc3 1200 1600MHz 4x4 GB DDR3 to be installed but when I checked the bios it lists
Memory frequency 1337.68MHz
Total Memory size 16384 MB
should the frequency not be 1600MHz ?
On a lot of PCs the RAM frequency is set to DDR3-1333 by default. To get something different, you may need to set the BIOS to use the XMP (extreme media profile) settings, or manually set the RAM frequency and timings.
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18 Apr 2012   #3

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Just leave it. You're not going to notice any difference at all between 1333 and 1600MHz for your RAM. You buy overclocked RAM to give you more headroom in overclocking your CPU, not to noticeably increase performance of the PC.
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18 Apr 2012   #4

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 

Ok thanks for your views
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