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Why is my RAM running at 400MHz? It says on the box its 800MHz. When I had my CPU overclocked it was at around 425 or so but thought it was just an overclocking side effect. What can I do to get it to run at 800MHz again? The ram is running in dual channel by the way.

 

All help apreciated, many thanks.

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Have a cpuz screenshot? Sounds right, its how it shows up in dual channel.

Shows up 800 for me. 800x2. 1600Mhz
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Why is my RAM running at 400MHz? It says on the box its 800MHz. When I had my CPU overclocked it was at around 425 or so but thought it was just an overclocking side effect. What can I do to get it to run at 800MHz again? The ram is running in dual channel by the way.

All help apreciated, many thanks.

sounds right.

400 mhz in dual channel x2 = 800 mhz
if you're overclocking your memory check out the recommended voltages if you've got a good mobo.
my xms2's don't really like being overclocked and do go much over 808mhz.
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DDR = Double Data Rate, 400 x 2
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Thanks guys, I found it strange that it showed 400MHz.

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