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Ok I been running this cheapo ram in my rig for ages...I found a stick of ram I got a while back still in the package and it's Samsung DDR3200 512 MB...
So I hooked it up in my old-school and damn it was FAST!!!!!
When I ran CPU-Z...it said that it only runs at one speed 200MHZ....
My cheep RAM runs at 133, 166, and 200...what's up with that?!
Please no proposals to buying this and that... !!!
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CPU-Z reports several things about memory: under the Memory tab it reports the actual FSB on which it is running (DDR400 at stock would report 200). FSB reports several possible timings at different speeds (i.e. 133, 166, 200, etc). My G.Skill is DDR500 and reports only timings at FSB = 250. This does NOT mean the RAM won't run slower; it will, as proven by my actual memory performance.

SPD: FSB=250, timings 3/5/5/10
Memory: FSB=200, timings 2.5/3/3/6

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thank you...not many people reply to my threads homie...so do you think that it might be better than my ram now or no?
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thank you...not many people reply to my threads homie...so do you think that it might be better than my ram now or no?
Well if its better or not, would depend on the rated frequency, timings of the new ram you have and the timings of the older ram you have, aswell as the module sizes. Some more specs on the new and old ram will help determine this.
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this ram I have now MAXXed is 231.9 (2737.6GHZ)
Stable for benches and OCCT at 219.7 (2685GHZ)
Stable for Prime95...207.3 (2450 or lower depending on the divider)
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It probably is. However, if you're running 1 stick only, you're not running dual channel. I think some MoBo's support dual channel with 3 sticks, but I don't know your MoBo does. Check your manual what setups are required for dual channel. As you said, it's fast, so it's definately an improvement.

The memory tab in CPU-Z will tell you if you run single or dual channel.
    
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Well if its better or not, would depend on the rated frequency, timings of the new ram you have and the timings of the older ram you have, aswell as the module sizes. Some more specs on the new and old ram will help determine this.
OLD RAM) 2.5,3,3,7 2.7v
NEW RAM) 2.5,3,3,8 2.9v
I been running the old on 3v all this time
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It probably is. However, if you're running 1 stick only, you're not running dual channel. I think some MoBo's support dual channel with 3 sticks, but I don't know your MoBo does. Check your manual what setups are required for dual channel. As you said, it's fast, so it's definately an improvement.

The memory tab in CPU-Z will tell you if you run single or dual channel.
It's single
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Thought so. For dual you need two identical sticks (as I said, some mobos support dual with 2 identical sticks and 1 other, but I don't know about yuors.. likely not)

I am not going to tell you to... just kidding!
    
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LOL. ...funny how I can't ever get AMD guyz to help me out ...may be time to switch up the game ...thankz to you both ...take this 10 shot !
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