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HI guys. I'm usually pretty good with this kind of thing but this one has me stumped.. I did a google search and ran across this site with a thread that was somewhat similar to my issue but not the same situation so I thought someone might know the answer to this. I have a Compaq Evo n800c It takes PC2100 ddr 266mhz ram. I was using Wcpuid to look at my processor speed (checking the speedstep stuff, btw it's a pentium 4-m 2ghz 400mhz FSB) and I realized that it says my ram is only running at 133mhz. I tried looking in the bios but there are no settings nor does it display anything about the ram speed, just the amount installed. I checked my ram and they're both the exact same model of 512mb sticks and they are both pc2100 266mhz like it takes and I even tried swapping them out for 2 others I have here and still I only get 133mhz. Is it possible this program is reading the wrong speed or is it really only running at 133 for some reason? I also downloaded CPU-Z becuase that's the new version of wcpuid (which i've had for years) and it's saying the same thing. Don't know of another program to check it out but wanted to know if anyone minght have an idea why this would be or if it's simply telling me the wrong thing. I uploaded some screenshots if that might be of some help. Thanks a lot cause i'm confused!

Jay


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if its DDR ram , than that is doubled, to 266
    
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ok so it's supposed to read it like that then? I never noticed it before. I'm sure that's something that would've caught my eye before now.
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if its DDR ram , than that is doubled, to 266
It is DDR .

DDR = Double Data Rate.

So take that 133 and multiply by 2. The actual clock speed of your RAM is 133MHz, but doubled makes 266. Just like DDR400 is actually 200MHz. Or DDR2-800 is actually 400MHz.
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Hm ok and since i'm on the topic, My desktop has dual channel ddr ram. it's pc3200 so does that work the same way? What speed would it be running at, if you don't mind me asking.. You seem to know what you're all talking about so I just thought i'd ask lol.
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dual channel means it work on 2 channels as aposed to one, thus making it slightly faster, but putting more stress on the northbridge. IMO
    
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Hm ok and since i'm on the topic, My desktop has dual channel ddr ram. it's pc3200 so does that work the same way? What speed would it be running at, if you don't mind me asking.. You seem to know what you're all talking about so I just thought i'd ask lol.
PC3200 would be DDR400mhz, so CPUz will show as 200mhz.
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