Hey guys, I recently purchased a new machine and put it together myself, had a couple of teething problems (mostly software related) but I have it all running fine now. I recently ran CPU-z just for kicks and its reading my memory speed at 400mhz which I thought cant be right since its PC6400, 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair DDR2 6400 2x240 DIMM unbuffered 5-5-5-18 64bit OS DHX to be exact.
I checked my BIOS settings and all the timings are set to auto, when I changed that to manual all the timings seems to be set correctly. I would have left it on auto but thought I'd ask you guys for advise before I did anything silly.
Heres the CPUz screenshot of what it reads-
Heres my specs if it helps at all
Windows XP 32-bit home (I realise I'm loosing out on 1gb of ram) MSi P7N Platinum motherboard Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300, 2.5 GHz, 1333MHz
Thanks in advance people.
More aboutincorrect memory speed read
It's called double data rate and it runs at half the speed you would think it does so 800 / 2 = 400 MHz. This is perfectly normal.
It is fine. DDR2 is 400x2=800. Dual Data rate. Intel CPUs are Quad pumped.