1600MHZ Ram Showing AS 533MHZ?

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    28

    Default 1600MHZ Ram Showing AS 533MHZ?

    I have 4gb of 1600MHZ ram and in my bios I set it up to 1600mhz but when I open up cpu-z it shows 533mhz


    My mother board is a
    Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2h
    Ram is corsair XMS3 DHX 2x2GB ddr3-1600 pc312800

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    296

    Default

    What does the Memory tab show? The SPD tab has little to nothing to do with what speed the ram is actually running.
    E5200@3.7(337x11)@1.34vcore on Xig. HDT-S1283.
    Asus P5Q Pro w/ketmod bios.
    2x2gb OCZ LV ddr2-1110@1124 5-5-5-15(1.8v).
    320gb WD hdd.
    Corsair 400CX PSU.
    Sapphire 4830@724/1200 w/accelero S1 V2.
    Old ATX case from when Tool Free was new and exciting.
    XP32-pro and Ubuntu 9.04 AMD64.

    14104 3dmark06!

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    28

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobnova View Post
    What does the Memory tab show? The SPD tab has little to nothing to do with what speed the ram is actually running.

    535mhz

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    296

    Default

    Are you sure it's set to 1600 in bios? I suspect you may have accidentally hit discard+quit instead of save/quit, as 1066 (what yours is running at) is the default for ddr3 if i remember correctly.
    E5200@3.7(337x11)@1.34vcore on Xig. HDT-S1283.
    Asus P5Q Pro w/ketmod bios.
    2x2gb OCZ LV ddr2-1110@1124 5-5-5-15(1.8v).
    320gb WD hdd.
    Corsair 400CX PSU.
    Sapphire 4830@724/1200 w/accelero S1 V2.
    Old ATX case from when Tool Free was new and exciting.
    XP32-pro and Ubuntu 9.04 AMD64.

    14104 3dmark06!

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    28

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobnova View Post
    Are you sure it's set to 1600 in bios? I suspect you may have accidentally hit discard+quit instead of save/quit, as 1066 (what yours is running at) is the default for ddr3 if i remember correctly.
    Yes i just checked it says 1600MHZ . The lowest settingis 800mhz in mybios anyways.

  6. #6
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    3,707

    Default

    You need to multiply the DRAM Frequency in CPU-Z by two to get the real clock.
    I other words, your running 1066 now as Bobnova said.

    Im assuming your checking these values when the desktop is idle, is that right? If it is, try stressing the desktop with a program like Prime95 and see if the speed goes up. It might very well just be in a power saving state.

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    28

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sprint View Post
    You need to multiply the DRAM Frequency in CPU-Z by two to get the real clock.
    I other words, your running 1066 now as Bobnova said.

    Im assuming your checking these values when the desktop is idle, is that right? If it is, try stressing the desktop with a program like Prime95 and see if the speed goes up. It might very well just be in a power saving state.
    I tried with call of duty
    nothing

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    908

    Default

    get rid of the wide screeny, terrible for my low res laptop screen =)

    800MHz is correct because you need to multiply it by 2

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    296

    Default

    800 in CPUz is 1600 as far as memory manufacturers are concerned, so you're all set.

    Those are mighty slow timings though, if you can get them tighter you'll be much better off. (The timings are the 11-11-11-30-41-1t things under the 803mhz)
    E5200@3.7(337x11)@1.34vcore on Xig. HDT-S1283.
    Asus P5Q Pro w/ketmod bios.
    2x2gb OCZ LV ddr2-1110@1124 5-5-5-15(1.8v).
    320gb WD hdd.
    Corsair 400CX PSU.
    Sapphire 4830@724/1200 w/accelero S1 V2.
    Old ATX case from when Tool Free was new and exciting.
    XP32-pro and Ubuntu 9.04 AMD64.

    14104 3dmark06!

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    28

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobnova View Post
    800 in CPUz is 1600 as far as memory manufacturers are concerned, so you're all set.

    Those are mighty slow timings though, if you can get them tighter you'll be much better off. (The timings are the 11-11-11-30-41-1t things under the 803mhz)
    Do you have any suggestions? I know I can edit them in the bios

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:41 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.2
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1