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HELP!! Is system set to correct RAM SPEED!! HELP!!

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May 10, 2010 7:27:03 AM

HI guys,
I have this ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KHX6400D2K2/4G

-When I check CPU-Z, under Memory tab, it said my DRAM frequency is 535.8 MHZ.. so I times it by 2 = 1071..

MY QUESTION is.. is 1071mhz is the correct speed that I purchase this ram for? or do I have to manually set it. Reason why I ask because I heard alot of people have to manually set the ram speed to recieve 800mhz? .. so I am assuming 535.8 needs to manually set to 800mhz for the ram to run as stated ..??

I'm new at this..currently my timing is at: 5-5-5-15.. Help me out.. so do i need to manually set it to 800mhz? or 535.8 is already set as advertised??!!!
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May 10, 2010 7:34:04 AM

Hello :) 
Well BIOS automatically sets the RAM settings but sometimes it makes mistakes so its recommended to set the settings manually in the BIOS.
So go to your BIOS and set your timings/speeds manually(set them to the manufactures specs)
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May 10, 2010 8:21:30 AM

It seems your RAM is pre-overclocked to 1066MHz, I'd lower it down to 800MHz to make sure it's stable. Your current timings are correct, and make sure the memory voltage is 1.85V.
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May 10, 2010 8:24:23 AM

WoW for real, already set to 1066mhz.. : ) i thought i have to manually do it....hmm..everything runs fine..for about 3-4months already I never touch the ram setting..Thanks for confirming back to me that the Ram is already set to its max advertised speed.

Think I can overclock it still ??
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May 10, 2010 8:27:45 AM

Why do I feel like the pc is loading applications and stuff at same speed from my old PC that used to have dual core ..

Right now I have AMD phenom 965 black edition 3.4ghz and 4gb DDR2 ram.. think I should get another 4gb of ram for total of 8gbz of ram to make my PC run smoother..?
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May 10, 2010 9:20:30 AM

About your first question,yes you can still OC it.
And getting 8GB won't give you a huge boost unless for some specific apps like many Adobe pages at the same time.
What is your older systems HDD and your current HDD ?
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May 10, 2010 1:48:17 PM

AMD Phenoms, and motherboards designed to run them, default memory to 1066 mhz if you put the memory in the right 2 slots. The JEDEC specs on your memory must include a setting for 1066 as well. Download and run CPUID and see what it lists as possible speeds and settings your memory can run at.
If it is working fine, I would simply leave it alone.
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