Solved

1600MHz RAM showing up as 800MHz RAM on CPU-z? (Crucial Ballistix Sport)

Hi there, I recently built a new gaming rig, so I'm slightly new to this stuff.
I decided to go for the 4GB (2x2GB) Crucial Ballistix RAM kit (will upgrade later).
Now, after checking Task Manager on Windows 8, it showed that my RAM is currently running at 800MHz, as seen in the picture bellow:


So I decided to install CPU-Z and double check, and it showed the same thing:


Is this just a misread? Or am I actually only getting 800MHz?
Is there a way to supposedly 'fix' this issue?

Here is my full rig, if you need the info:

AMD FX6300 3.5GHz (Non-OC'd)
MSI AMD R6870 1GB
Crucial Ballistix RAM 1600MHz - 2x2GB
MSI 970A-G46 Motherboard
XFX ProSeries 550W PSU
500GB Seagate 7200RPM HDD
Aerocool 6th Element PC Case

This is the RAM I purchased, direct from Amazon UK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-BLS2CP2G3D1609DS1S00CEU-Ballistix-240-pin-PC3-12800/dp/B006YG99H4/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
3 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about 1600mhz ram showing 800mhz ram cpu crucial ballistix sport
  1. Best answer
    CPU is showing the true freq of 800, this is DOUBLE data rate (DDR) so take the 800 x 2 = 1600 to get the effective rate
  2. Tradesman1 said:
    CPU is showing the true freq of 800, this is DOUBLE data rate (DDR) so take the 800 x 2 = 1600 to get the effective rate


    Oh, so I don't have to fiddle about with anything in the BIOS etc. ?
    Thanks, was a little worried then lol
  3. No problem, CPU-Z has a few confusing things in it, here's a link to an info thread on CPU-Z I wrote for GSkill

    http://www.gskill.us/forum/showthread.php?t=10565
Ask a new question

Read More

Gaming RAM Crucial CPUs Memory