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Okay so I'm using an ASUS Sabertooth P67 Rev.3 and I put in 4x 4GB (Corsair Vengeance) sticks of 1600MHz RAM (1333MHz for my intel i7). The speed is supposed to be dropped to 1333MHz right? Well if it is then my RAM according to several testers say it's only running at 668MHz a stick. I am just wondering if this is right or if there is something that's holding back the full potential frequency of the RAM.
post #2 of 6
in windows your ram speed will read half of what it actually is. so i think you would find that 668x2 is pretty close to 1333mhz.

Edit, for example my 2000mhz kit when running at 2000mhz will read 1000mhz in CPU-Z, PC Wizard, EVGA E-Leet and any other program that shows ram speed in windows.
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Okay if that's the case then I no need worry. The only reason I ask is because I don't want a 1600MHz RAM running at a mere 700MHz and the fact that my program uses the RAM for data so speed is definitely something that counts. Thanks!!
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Maybe if you set XMP in bios by chossing a profile you should get 1600 thumb.gif
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DDR stands for Double Data Rate, so 668 x 2 = ~1333
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DDR stands for Double Data Rate, so 668 x 2 = ~1333

thats pretty much what i said. but yea, its completely normal for it to read roughly half of what is set.
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