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Windows 7: What speed is my Memory REALLY running at??

05 Aug 2011   #11

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3

I'm beginning to wonder if this notebook was refurb'd. I don't know the whole history on it as I took it on trade for a good desktop upgrade for a client - it was "dead", as he said. got 'er going. I had noticed early on that with the ancient drivers from the CPQ site, I had two big fails trying to load later intel graphics drivers. a week later I ran .. i think it was SIW or something, anyway was showing a i945gm chipset. went to intel site, downloaded chipset drivers, several years more current than cpq, and it worked like slick. finally got the SATA enabled in native mode, things were looking good. this morning I went snooping for more modern video drivers 'cause I got a "string not set" error running the intel chipset id utility. found. i set a restore point thinking it would flame out. the latest i945gm graphics set for xp pro includes hdmi vid & audio [of course there is no such port on this box.]. it worked great. now running 1080p without totally flattening the cpu on the ceiling . still need to figure out MEMSET to get the memory up to speed

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05 Aug 2011   #12

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Well the thing is, your memory is being run at the proper speed for the system... It's running at a frequency that is lock-step with your cpu and minimal latency.

If you unlink your memory/cpu bus speed (if that's even possible on that machine) you will have to first bump up all the wait states of the ram as mentioned, then incur even MORE wait states due to the differing clocks between ram and cpu. Meaning you could even end up running slower over all even if your ram is now running at 333 Mhz. Increasing your ram speed by 25% the increasing your wait states by 25% is not much of a gain.

Bottom line, feel free to play with it, but you are likely going to just destabilize your system for little to zero or even negative speed gains. :/ (Not to mention consume more power == shorter battery life)
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05 Aug 2011   #13

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3

you're right.
i had not thought through the math properly.
and its running really well.
have ssd on the way....
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05 Aug 2011   #14

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Now THAT will make your laptop feel 10x faster!
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12 Nov 2011   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Why is mine so low?

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
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C:\Users\Owner>winsat mem
Windows System Assessment Tool
> Running: Feature Enumeration ''
> Run Time 00:00:00.00
> Running: System memory performance assessment ''
> Run Time 00:00:05.10
> Memory Performance 22060.59 MB/s
> Total Run Time 00:00:06.41

Asus MB P8P67 Deluxe, BIOS 2001, Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K, G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800), Plextor DVDR drive, Asus DRW DVD drive, Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAKS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, WDC WD5001AALS SCSI hard drive, SAMSUNG SP2504C SCSI hard drive, Sapphire ATI Radeon 4800 graphics card, Win 7 Home 64-bit, ZALMAN CNPS9900 NT 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
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