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so i just built my first ever computer and everything runs great except for 1 thing- the ram i have is 1600mhz but on cpuz it says its only 800mhz. i went into bios and didnt really know what to do to increase the speed. please help!
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so i just built my first ever computer and everything runs great except for 1 thing- the ram i have is 1600mhz but on cpuz it says its only 800mhz. i went into bios and didnt really know what to do to increase the speed. please help!
800 MHz is correct. It is DDR3 memory so you multiply 800x2 to get 1600 MHz.
    
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Yep ur fine its running at the right speed
    
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800 MHz is correct. It is DDR3 memory so you multiply 800x2 to get 1600 MHz.
it sucks to be a noob . oh well, i guess we all have to start from somewhere! +1
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it sucks to be a noob . oh well, i guess we all have to start from somewhere! +1
you posted this thread in the wrong section mate. this is Hard Drive & Storage.
    
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