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June 10, 2012 2:14:35 AM

I got this ram(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) for the computer I built. I recently built a computer and felt like that it wasn't performing as well as it could. So I used Geekbench to test it and I got a low score on the memory part so I investigated and I saw that it said my ram was:8192 MB DDR3 SDRAM 670MHz. I don't even know if thats possible so I went to my bios and saw that that the ram thing was set to 1333MHz so i switched it to 1600 and ran the test again and its now at a slightly higher 800MHz. I also checked what it said on Piriform Speccy and got this-8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 800MHz (9-9-9-24). If anybody knows what I can do to fix this, the help would be greatly appreciated. If anyone has further questions don't hesitate to ask.
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June 10, 2012 2:27:13 AM

That's the speed; ram speed is double what the fsb reports in many board bios and cpuz. So if you double 667, you get the correct speed of 1333. You don't have to do anything. You're good to go.
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June 10, 2012 2:33:38 AM

^ This.


It's DDR RAM. DDR is double data rate. DDR3 1600 reads as 800Mhz in CPU-Z.
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June 10, 2012 3:58:16 AM

make sure the ram is in the right slots..if not it run in single channel mode not duel channel mode.
also you ran the wrong bench mark software..i ran the same one unless you pay for it it runs in 32 bit mode or you ran is only 1/2 tested and so is your cpu.
try runing a 64 bit tests and see if the speeds faster.
http://www.passmark.com/download/pt_download.htm
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June 10, 2012 4:01:51 PM

Well, I thought it was low because i'm competing with a friend to get a higher score and he got some where in the 9000s using his hackentosh that he built. This is what he got(http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/721950). Also you can see that for him it says 1600MHz while mine says 800MHz.
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June 10, 2012 4:53:20 PM

Your friend has a 2500K.......you are comparing apples to oranges. The 2500K is in every way a superior processor. Also you have Windows and he is running OS X. Windows reports the RAM as it's true frequency ( 800Mhz ) while it looks like OS X reports it at it's data rate ( 1600Mhz ).
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June 10, 2012 4:58:15 PM

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June 10, 2012 5:02:31 PM

anort3 said:
Your friend has a 2500K.......you are comparing apples to oranges. The 2500K is in every way a superior processor. Also you have Windows and he is running OS X. Windows reports the RAM as it's true frequency ( 800Mhz ) while it looks like OS X reports it at it's data rate ( 1600Mhz ).

I have an AMD phenom ii 960T which i unlocked to 6 cores. I don't really know anything about overclocking so could you link me to a place that shows me how to OC my CPU possible so it becomes faster than the 2500K
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June 10, 2012 5:34:24 PM

Your chip will never be faster than a 2500K it's not capable of it. You will max out about 4Ghz assuming you even can overclock after unlocking cores. Your chip at 4Ghz will roughly equal a stock 2500K.

Do you have an aftermarket CPU cooler?
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June 10, 2012 6:11:31 PM

No, I don't have an aftermarket CPU cooler, but here-(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) in one of the reviews it says he unlocked to 6 cores at 4.0 GHz and got a rating of 6.01 and here(http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-2...) it say that the Intel Core i5-2500K is a 5.42 at stock so wouldn't it make the AMD faster when overclocked. Also it says that it has some turo thing that brings my cpu up to 3.4, I don't know how that effects the heat, but I was wondering if I should try that. Any aftermarket cpu cooler you could suggest? Thank you guys for responding to my stubbornness, I just want my computer to be faster than my friends.
Also you were right I didn't have the ram in the optimal slots.
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June 10, 2012 6:38:07 PM

Look if you want to overclock then do it. A Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo will get you to 4Ghz. Your friend will then overclock and since he can easily hit 4.5-4.8Ghz with good air cooling you will be behind again and for good.

Your processor will win about 2 of 30 or 40 benchmarks due to having 6 cores. Clock for clock your processor is about 30% slower than a 2500K. So with both chips at the same speed you lose by 30%. The 2500K will also overclock much higher than yours will too. AMD has stopped competing with Intel in the "who has the faster processor" wars because they are so far behind.

Benchmarks are useless. The only thing that matters is will your computer do what you need it to.
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June 10, 2012 6:40:03 PM

If u will OC yours, it will still loose, by little, because the architecture of the chip.

Its not all there is to it, to the frequency.


Did u see this?
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/102?vs=288
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June 10, 2012 7:02:41 PM

Can you recommend a chip that is faster than his at stock but not that pricy?
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June 10, 2012 7:31:46 PM

You seriously are that concerned with who has a bigger epeen?

He has one of the, if not the best gaming processor made. You want to beat him get one of these.

Core i7-2600, -2600K, -2700K, -3770, -3770K, -3820, -3930K, -3960X or Core i5-3570K, -3550.

That's it. Those are the only ones better. The non K models of those will mostly lose if he overclocks. They start at $300 and go up to $1000 just for the processor. You will need a new motherboard too and aftermarket cooling.


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...
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June 10, 2012 7:45:00 PM

Cannot be more accurate than^ that.
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June 10, 2012 7:58:35 PM

anort3 said:
You seriously are that concerned with who has a bigger epeen?

He has one of the, if not the best gaming processor made. You want to beat him get one of these.

Core i7-2600, -2600K, -2700K, -3770, -3770K, -3820, -3930K, -3960X or Core i5-3570K, -3550.

That's it. Those are the only ones better. The non K models of those will mostly lose if he overclocks. They start at $300 and go up to $1000 just for the processor. You will need a new motherboard too and aftermarket cooling.


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...


So your saying that absolutly no AMD processors compete with it? Not even the AMD phenom ii X6 1100T?
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June 10, 2012 8:00:12 PM

Uncoordinated said:
So your saying that absolutly no AMD processors compete with it? Not even the AMD phenom ii X6 1100T?



Not even close. Look at the hierarchy chart.
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June 10, 2012 9:08:14 PM

Well what about the AMD Opteron 6274
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June 10, 2012 9:50:18 PM

Going back to the orginal topic about my computer's memory, I switched it to the correct places on the motherboard but it had little effect on the benchmark. I do understand that the benchmark test i'm using only tests 32 bit systems, but friend is using the same test and he received quite a higher score on the memory portion even though we are both using the same ram. Is his superior processor somehow raising his memory score as well?Both of our scores can be found further up the page. Oh and we have the same HD except mine is 1 TB and his is 500 Mb if that somehow effects it. You guys have been really helpful answering all my novice questions and I really appreciate it.
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June 10, 2012 10:22:15 PM

Yes Sandy and Ivy Bridge CPUs have an excellent integrated memory controller. It's not on the motherboard anymore like it was in older processors. He will score higher using DDR3 1066 than you will with DDR3 1866.
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June 11, 2012 7:10:54 AM

Uncoordinated said:
Well what about the AMD Opteron 6274



That is a server processor and would be crap in a desktop. More cores do not make more performance. Most applications and games only use 4 cores at maximum. That thing is also $650.

Trust me you can ask all day no AMD processor can compete with a high end Intel processor. The only exception is in video editing and pretty much video editing alone the FX8150 does better than the 2500K. As I said above you can find 2 or 3 benchmarks out of 40 or 50 that AMD will win.

If you really have to beat your friend you will need a better Intel processor than him.
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June 11, 2012 8:20:53 AM

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