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Windows 7: How to Check RAM Speed

22 Sep 2009   #1
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
How to Check RAM Speed

Hi,
My friend bought 8 GBs of 1333 RAM.
I recently installed CPU-z on his PC to check if everything was ok.
I saw that the RAM was running from 500-600.

How can i be sure, the speed its running?
Is there any program built specifically for that?


Thanks,
Alex


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22 Sep 2009   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

CPU-z will tell you which speed it's running at. The BIOS will tell you which speed it's set to run at on most motherboards.

What processor and motherboard is the box using? This will shed quite a bit of light on what is possible. For example, does the CPU has a FSB like Core2Duo or Core2Quad, or is it a new Corei7 with the built in memory controller?
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22 Sep 2009   #3
Antman

 

Could be SpeedStep or it's equivelant.

Run Orthos or Prime95 while looking at the CPU-z readout. It may peak higher.
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23 Sep 2009   #4
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

CPUZ will cut the "real speed" in half too since you're running dual channel DDR2.

I would just look in the BIOS like Pparks1 said...

You can also run this:

What's your memory assessment speed?
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23 Sep 2009   #5
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
CPUZ will cut the "real speed" in half too since you're running dual channel DDR2.

I would just look in the BIOS like Pparks1 said...

You can also run this:

What's your memory assessment speed?
Noo, forget the Specs. I sold that computer. Its my friendscomputer with DdR3
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23 Sep 2009   #6
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexRD View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
CPUZ will cut the "real speed" in half too since you're running dual channel DDR2.

I would just look in the BIOS like Pparks1 said...

You can also run this:

What's your memory assessment speed?
Noo, forget the Specs. I sold that computer. Its my friendscomputer with DdR3
Okay, depending if you're running dual channel or triple channel, CPUZ will cut it in half or thirds respectively. It should tell you what you need to know.
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24 Sep 2009   #7
rddash

windows 7
 
 

Here is the app that I use to test memory. it probably will give you more info than you want, but it will give you accurate info.
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05 Aug 2011   #8
Damolol

64 bit Win7 Ultimate
 
 

Hey guys, i have recently bought 8Gb (4 x 2Gb sticks) of G Skill trident 1600 Mhz RAM, i opened CPU-Z to check if all was running well, and it appears my Ram frequency is 833Mhz Solid, is this ok or should it be running at 1600 ? Please help :S
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25 Aug 2012   #9
GrandServer

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

As "nate42nd" already said "depending if you're running dual channel or triple channel, CPUZ will cut it in half or thirds respectively. It should tell you what you need to know."
Therefore, just to clarify for everybody... To know a what speed your memory is running at you need to download CPU-Z, go to the "Memory tab" and look at the memory speed. THEN, you will have to multiply by 2 or 3 if your RAM is either dual or triple channel. DDR2 doesn't mean dual channel and DDR3 doesn't mean triple channel.
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25 Aug 2012   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I know of no ram that is cut in thirds. Triple channel ram or double channel ram that is set a 1600 will be reported at 800 using CPU-Z. Name:  Capture.PN.PNG
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My ram in bios is set at 1668. You will notice that in the picture it indicates DDR3 834. 834+834=1668.
If you want to know what is in the computer install this little program.
http://www.piriform.com/speccy


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