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RAM not seen as DDR3 in Windows 8 Task Manager

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April 14, 2014 3:07:05 AM

I'm running Windows 8 Pro 32 bit on a ASUS P7P55D-E Deluxe Motherboard with an i5 661 processor. However I'm running some Corsair 1600MHz RAM, specificially 2x2GB Sticks. I have not changed anything in the BIOS so the RAM is seen as 1333 MHz since they replaced some old sticks that were causing some Memory Management BSODs.

However Windows Task Manager only sees it as DDR RAM instead of DDR3. Is this normal or a bug that needs to be corrected?

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April 14, 2014 8:14:03 AM

Can be yes
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April 14, 2014 2:50:30 PM

I do not understand, please clarify. Is it normal or is it a bug?
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a c 2209 } Memory
April 14, 2014 3:06:00 PM

Depending on what you are looking at, some things show up as DDR3 others simply DDR, you have an 1156 mobo and they only run DDR3, so seeing something just referencing DDR by itself isn't unusual, again, don't know where exactly you saw it, but safe to say you don't have the base DDR but do have DDR3
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April 14, 2014 3:12:47 PM

I saw it in the Windows 8 Task Manager... but that's a relief at least. I was worried I was only getting DDR speeds out of this DDR3 RAM. Specifically I'm running the Corsair Vengence LP RAM. The 1600MHz 1.5V RAM to be specific.
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a c 2209 } Memory
April 14, 2014 3:22:41 PM

If you don't have it, grab the free utility program CPU-Z, then run it and look in the memory tab will tell you what freq you are running (true freq that is), take true freq times 2 to get the effective as this is DDR (DOUBLE data rate) so if true freq shows 800 then 800 x 2 = 1600 effective
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April 14, 2014 3:36:17 PM

Sounds good. I'll look into it in the future. :3
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April 14, 2014 3:52:25 PM

Keep me updated ;) 
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