Jump to content

RAM confusion, help please.

Sarcastic Coffeecup

Recommended Posts

Right so I ditched my old sticks of ram and upgraded to 16gb of 1600 DDR3, however upon inspecting on CPU-Z, it shows they're running at max 800mhz.

Why is this? My motherboard should by all means support higher freqs.

As far as my understanding goes RAM should be about the simplest piece you can stick on a pc, just slab them in and it works as intended. This works half that and I'm confusied why it's not using their max potential..

Some specs for you guys:




System Name    COFFEEPC-PC
System Manufacturer    MSI
System Model    MS-7640
System Type    x64-based PC
Processor    AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor, 3200 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 6 Logical Processor(s)
Hardware Abstraction Layer    Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM)    16.0 GB
Total Physical Memory    16.0 GB
Available Physical Memory    13.1 GB
Total Virtual Memory    32.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory    28.7 GB
Page File Space    16.0 GB

Additional info on specs as requested

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, AshleyAshes said:

DDR memory is Double Datarate Ram.  800mhz is actually the correct speed, everything is actually fine, you have no problems. :)  It double pumps at 800mhz so it's 'equal' to 1600Mhz to make it sound like a bigger number, it all works like that, no worries. 

Well that explains a ton. Cheers big ears

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...