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I bought 2 rams of the same type/speed/latency/price/company etc..
I have 2 questions about them:
1-Was buying a dual ram kit different than buying 2 rams which are identical at everything?
2-I get this at CPU-Z http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1672581
it shows the ram speed is 800MHz while its supposed to be 1600MHz? or is it like, both ram speed summed up is 1600?
Excuse my noobishness I don't get most of these stuff

EDIT: RAM type is 2x Kingston HyperX 2GB DDR3 1600MHz
Oh and one more question, i installed them in the 2 black spots in the motherboard http://www.msi.com/product/mb/870A-G54.html , is that right or should i get it as one in top black and one in top blue?
Edited by WildEast - 2/22/11 at 1:10pm
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post #2 of 6
They both run in the black slots. Your RAM is running at 1600MHz. Although, the ratio is 1:4 (I think that's the hypertransport speed: 3200MHz). Since you bought a kit, they were both manufactured at almost the same time. They were both in the same batch so they should perform the same. You can run into problems if you buy 1 stick at a time, but usually you shouldn't have an issue.
Edited by TheSchlaf - 2/22/11 at 1:14pm
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You are running dual channel memory so 2x800=1600. Meaning you are good to go.
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Thanks guys!
About the ratio, at first the system read the RAM at 1333MHz, so i raised the ratio to 1:4 in bios and its 1600MHz now
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post #5 of 6
dual data rate so 800Mhz in CPU-Z is 1600Mhz (x2 DDR).
By the way don't recommend any overclocks on that motherboard, it's a very cheap MSI unheatsinked 4+1 and known to blown up with anything high TDP.
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Originally Posted by bl1nk View Post
You are running dual channel memory so 2x800=1600. Meaning you are good to go.
Just wanted to point out 'dual channel' is not why you multiply the RAM speed. You double the speed because it's 'Double Data Rate'.

Dual channel, AFAIK, means you have a 128 bit connection to your RAM. I.e. 2 64-bit controllers. Triple channel is 192 bit.

Edit: ^ listen to this guy about the overclocking. 4 + 1 boards, quad core, and overclocking don't belong in the same sentence, unless it also includes "fire" "can I RMA" and "this sucks."
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