Memory data transfer rate slow Tags: Memory RAM Last response: March 23, 2012 4:28 AM in Memory Share toolmaster March 22, 2012 11:56:54 PM I recently purchased a barebones kit from Tigerdirect. This motherboard GIGABYTE GA-M68MT-S2 2000 MT/s Bus This processor AMD ADX445WFK32GM Athlon II X3 445 Processor 2000 MHZ bus and 2 sticks of this Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 XMS3 4GB DDR3 RAM - PC10666 1333MHz When I do a novabench memory test, I get 3700MB/s - or about 1/3rd the speed that this memory is capable of running. For comparison - I have a computer at work with the same spec ram and novabench tests the transfer speed on that ram as 10000MB/s. Where is my bottleneck? More about : memory data transfer rate slow toolmaster March 23, 2012 1:56:22 AM Not sure why this image doesn't show. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-KCUbWI7xAJs/T2vmFmUvj8I/AAAAAAAACow/ov8wMSQmPHs/s420/cpuz.jpg m 0 l photonboy a b } Memory March 23, 2012 3:22:06 AM This is odd. Your RAM shows correctly as being 667MHz (dual channel so 2x667 gives 1333MHz). However your Novabench score does seem low. Are you certain that both sticks of RAM are in the proper slots that the motherboard recommends for only two sticks? (the only thing that popped into my head was that maybe the RAM sticks aren't in the right slots so you aren't getting dual-channel, only 667MHz instead of 1333MHz.) *I have 1600MHz and get 8600MBytes/second. Quite honestly, I didn't think the system would work if you had two sticks in the incorrect slots. This is a little baffling. m 0 l Related resources Is my data transfer rate slow? - Forum Slow data transfer rate? - Forum My new ssd drive has a slow data transfer rate. why? - Forum Why is the data transfer rate so slow on my external usb 2 0 drive? - Forum Slow Data Transfer rate - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer photonboy a b } Memory March 23, 2012 3:28:01 AM *Try running Memtest ( www.memtest.org ) and use that to confirm: 1) you have the full amount of RAM (4096MB) 2) use the Memory speed here (I trust Memtest). **Any chance one of your sticks isn't registering? (You'd only show HALF your RAM) m 0 l toolmaster March 23, 2012 4:28:54 AM Both sticks are in the proper slots - the board only supports 2 memory chips. And it only supports a max of 8gigs ram. Memtest confirms 2 4gb chips, and shows a speed of 4600MB/s. Still a bit off from what you'd expect. Perhaps it's just the case of you get what you pay for, and the bargain mobo just isn't cutting it. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Data transfer rate and memory storage for NAS Forum Data Transfer Rate suddenly slowed Forum SolvedHHD Problem: Slow transfer rate and clicks once in a while Forum SolvedData transfer rate Forum SolvedHard Disk File Transfer Rate Slow Forum Solvedmy phone memory was getting full and phone asked me to transfer data to my Sd card..which I clicked on to do, but now I can't Forum SolvedUSB transfer rate too slow! Forum Solvedslow usb 3.0 transfer rate on dell inspiron 3521 Forum SolvedWD External Hard Drive Usb 3.0 randomly disconnecting and very slow transfer rate Forum SolvedVery Slow Disk Transfer Rate Forum SolvedSlow USB 3.0 Transfer rate Forum Solvedwhy is my transfer rate so slow Forum SolvedSATA data transfer rate Forum A specific partition's transfer rate is very slow Forum SolvedWD Passport USB 3.0 Slow transfer rate Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !