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So the problem (possibly) is that my Gskill Ripjaws 8Gb 1066Mhz Ram looks like it's running at a much lower DRAM frequency of 802.6Mhz.

I'm running an i7 2600k @3.40Ghz on an Asus P8P67 EVO motherboard. I haven't changed the clock speeds of ANYTHING or altered my BIOS in any way at all whatsoever. I'm not sure about how well the motherboard plays with my RAM without tweaking it, I really know very little about this if I'm honest. I'd appreciate a heads up as to what might be the problem- if even there is one. Thanks

BTW the software the screenshot is showing is Piriform Speccy, but I imagine it's accurate.
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post #2 of 6
Maybe you're CPU increase to 3.4 under load, and Ram freq will increase as well. What's your idle CPU clock? Or it can be the fsb:ram ratio in Bios, but you said you didn't tweak manually.
    
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If I were to take an actual stab at this, I think your RAM is actually running at 1600mhz (802.6 x 2 [DDR; dual data rate]) I think that is how Speccy is actually reporting it.
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post #4 of 6
Surely you mean 1600 not 1066, and if that's the case then the memory speed showing 800mhz is correct. The effective clock rate is 1600mhz in which the memory speed is calculated twice, so that would be 800 (memory Speed) x 2 = 1600mhz (effective clock rate).

You're fine nothing to worry about.

EDIT:

Just a note, the reason as to why it is showing 802 and not 800 is because the bus speed is most likely not at 100. Change the BCLK to 100 and the memory speed should then read 800.
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Yes, you're absoloutly right its 1600 not 1066; thanks everyone for helping me out there I do a lot of video encoding and 3D rendering- Always need the PC running in top form cheers!
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No problem, happy to help
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