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my DDR2 533 is running as DDR 199

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  • DDR2
  • DDR
  • Windows XP
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September 22, 2007 1:11:46 AM

I recently bought an inspiron 1501 with 1GB DDR2 533 but when I runned memtest86 it shows that I have a DDR 199 @ 90 mhz. What it could be? :( 
BTW I use Ubuntu as main OS and XP as game OS. I have also runned "rightmark memory analyzer" on XP and it shows the same.

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September 22, 2007 2:38:56 AM

Have you checked if there are any user adjustable settings in the BIOS?
September 22, 2007 2:55:02 AM

At least not for the memory. In the memtest there are some options to alter the ram, such as CL, tRCD and tRP.
BTW the latency is 1-1-1-5 <maybe that's the problem.
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September 22, 2007 7:25:47 AM

Yeah, something is wrong..."1-1-1-5" - that's impossible.
September 22, 2007 8:05:10 AM

i dunno, at 90mhz... wiht some extremem voltage, i rockon the good stuff could do that.
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September 22, 2007 8:58:17 AM

I've had similar readings with certain versions of cpu-z. I wouldn't worry about it if your system is stable. If these readings are from the bios, you can flash it, just be careful. I've had 2 or 3 dead boards in 15 years of flashing.
September 22, 2007 9:04:58 AM

Wow you got some uber RAM there with those timings :lol: 

But at 90MHz... gee... I don't think even those timings can save you.
September 22, 2007 11:35:33 AM

yeah, oh, btw, sorry about the completely illegable writing on my part, usually it is fine but others it is shocking.

"I don't know, at 90mhz... with some extreme mem voltage, I think the good stuff could do that."
September 23, 2007 3:25:31 AM

Or unless you know how to fix it if it screws up ;)