How do you know if your memory is running at the correct speed?

I recently bought http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227178&Tpk=20-227-178 for cheap (35 dollars) - I used to have a 2gig stick 6400.

How do you know if your memory is running at the correct speed?
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  1. Install CPU-Z and look. :)

    http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php


    The "DDR" in a memory's designation means "Double Data Rate", so the correct speed is half the number that follows. So DDR2 800 should read 400 in CPUz, etc etc etc.
  2. O i was scared because it showed 533MHz so you just double that because it's DDR2 right.
  3. That 533MHz... what program told you that? Cuz if it was CPU-Z then you would have an effective DDR2 rate of 1,066.
  4. will a 1200 make a difference from a 1066? My processor is Quad Core 6600 2.4GHz
  5. To be honest, I am not sold on the fact that he is running 533 MHz from his ram... What program is reading that figure?
  6. read up. it is actually running 533x2 so 1066 which is the ones i bought
  7. Woah wth...under the SPD in CPUZ it says slot 1 running at only PC2-5300 and slot 3 only PC2-5300... is this normal? shouldn't it say PC2-8500??!
  8. http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=400373 - why is my processor running at only 1.6 ghz???
  9. this is what it shows for the timing tables

    http://i33.tinypic.com/260zwnk.jpg
  10. How come CPUZ says my system is running underspeed? lol CPU is supposed to run at 2.4ghz but only running at 1.6 and ram at 1066 but only 533 can someone help me?!
  11. ragingazn628 said:
    How come CPUZ says my system is running underspeed? lol CPU is supposed to run at 2.4ghz but only running at 1.6 and ram at 1066 but only 533 can someone help me?!


    Not sure there is really any help for your kind, but here goes. Your ram is running at DDR2 1066. Your CPU is running normally. They throttle down to conserve energy. Basically, it drops the multiplier down to reduce power consumption. That is fine. If you overclock it, then you should turn that off in the bios.
  12. Ditto. Speedstep, next time you build read before you get started.
  13. Your ok Raging___, all is cool with your system
  14. ok thanks I was freaking out for a second. But let's say if I run a game then it will run at max speed right?
  15. Yes, the game will run at full speed. The Speedstep feature will only drop the speed of your processor when it's not needed. When something is using the processor, it will run at full speed. When the processor is not being taxed, it will slow down to conserve power.
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