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Was browsing and saw article on making sure your ram speed was set correctly. I followed the advice on how to check it and from what I saw it wasn't right. Below I will add the pics of the original case ram came in and the screen shots of CPU-Z screens for memory. From what I understood it should be 800 as it is DDR not 666 as it shows. Also sorry the pic of the package was so large.

 

EDIT: I also just saw a command to run in CMD which show my speed to be 1333 which would be double the 666 shown. Command was wmic memorychip list full

 

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I never could understand why CPU-Z makes everything look more complicated than it really is. That's why I never use it. I go straight into Bios to see what is really going on.

 

Your XMP-1600 shows 800MHz frequency, which is X2 because Double Data Rate (DDR). So I think it is set up correctly, unless the timings are slightly off for some reason, but that's unlikely.

 

Maybe the gibberish stuff is just numbers when the computer idles or current readings based on CPU load. Who knows. I'm sure a google search can explain some of it in a boring way that will make anyone's eyes glaze over, but I doubt they're important to average users like us.

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I was wondering about the command I ran in console though. It show the speed as 1333 and not 1600. Am not complaining about my speed as everything seems to run ok for me but if I could get a little boost I wouldn't mind.

Maybe I will go to bios and check it out straight from the horses mouth :D

 

 

Edit: Ok so went into bios and XMP was disabled. I turned it on (only 2 settings....disable and profile 1 so chose profile 1) and now it shows 1600 for speed. Not sure how much difference it will make going from 1333 to 1600 but now at least it is how it should be I suppose.

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