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Windows 7: Possible ram problem?

13 Jan 2011   #1
beman36

Se7en X64 ultimate/Se7en X64 ultimate
 
 
Possible ram problem?

hey guys! I recently bought 4X 1GB 400Mhz PC3200 crucial tech ram sticks and it is showing in CPU-Z running at 200Mhz!! (pic included) and I had some old ones before that and they too showed running at 200Mhz which is why I bought the new ram, is there something wrong with my board? or is it normal?

comp specs: HP Media Center m1270n and I have windows se7en 32Bit 3.0Ghz cpu

is there some sort of settings I have to make in the bios? I've looked and I can't see anything that pertains to the ram frequency settings what could be wrong? thanks




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13 Jan 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I do believe that is normal. It's "DDR" memory, which stands for Double Data Rate. So you have to double the number. 200 x 2 = 400.

Double data rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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13 Jan 2011   #3
James Colbert

 
 

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Are your system specs correct?
Ok, OK ...I missed your system info posted inline, but from what I can tell, you're running in single channel when your system supports dual channel, as per this link (and a few others):

http://www.memorystock.com/memory/He...term1270n.html

and here:

http://www.crucial.com/eu/upgrade/co...270n/list.html

From which this screen shot is taken:

Possible ram problem?-hpmc_m1270n-ram.jpg

The fact that you're running in single channel (as per your CPUz screenshot) means either that you're using the wrong RAM or it's somehow the wrong config.

James


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13 Jan 2011   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

PassMark RAMMon - Identify RAM type, speed & memory timings

Download and install the above. Right side of page. Click Green "Download 32bit."

Best RAM specification info software.

Mike

Also ignatz is correct. You double the 200 DRAM which is doubled by FSB to 400MHz. FSB- Front Side Bus
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13 Jan 2011   #5
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

James Colbert

His posting is a different computer than spec PC. HP Media Center m1270n
Which is here.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...product=443756

Mike
  • Quote:
    • Four 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
    • Supports PC3200 (400 MHz) PC2700 (333 MHz) DDR DIMM type
    • Maximum HP/Compaq approved memory is 4 GB*
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13 Jan 2011   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

James it isn't the system in his specs but this one,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...product=443756
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13 Jan 2011   #7
beman36

Se7en X64 ultimate/Se7en X64 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
James Colbert

His posting is a different computer than spec PC. HP Media Center m1270n
Which is here.
Product information HP Media Center m1270n Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Mike
  • Quote:
    • Four 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
    • Supports PC3200 (400 MHz) PC2700 (333 MHz) DDR DIMM type
    • Maximum HP/Compaq approved memory is 4 GB*
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
that is correct, ok so then its normal?
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13 Jan 2011   #8
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Yep. Just fine.

Mike
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13 Jan 2011   #9
beman36

Se7en X64 ultimate/Se7en X64 ultimate
 
 

wow that RAMmon is PERCISE AND DETIALED!!! but look in the red rectangle I did it shows 200Mhz too! also my ram in my specs only shows 2.75 out of the 4gb and its buggin the sh*t outta me! LOL but I know I cant do nothing about it! GGRRR


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13 Jan 2011   #10
James Colbert

 
 

Yes, I did miss that, but was busy correcting myself when you posted. But still, my investigation shows that the m1270n should be running in dual channel. You likely have seen my corrected post by now.

Link here:

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