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Build Advice Memory Speed issues for a novice to building.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by coniferous, 22 Jun 2011.

  1. coniferous

    coniferous What's a Rotary Power Tool?

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    Hey guys,

    I hope this is a quick question. Forgive me if I exclude any information as I'm new to this.

    I just built my first new pc and installed windows 7 on it. It's an AMD Phenom 2 x6 1055T.

    Right now cpu-z says it's only running at 553.3 mhz.. Is that right? Shouldn't it be 1333 mhz? If it is in fact wrong, how do i go about changing it?

    This is my mobo: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7109093
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    this is my ram: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5688415


    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1879495 <-- here is my cpu z profile.
     
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  2. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    Its perfect. If you multiply it by two you will gt what it is running at. You mulitply by two becasue it is double data rate ram (DDR)

    So its at 1100 mhz. You could try and change the ratio to get it to 1333 though.
     
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  3. coniferous

    coniferous What's a Rotary Power Tool?

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    Ohh, dual channel. That makes sense! Thank you very much murraynt, that makes me feel a lot better.

    I think I'll download the AMD overdrive utility and let it do it's thing once I get a new heatsink. The stock one is making me deaf... That'll get me closer to 1333 I'm sure.
     
  4. Deders

    Deders Well-Known Member

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    It's the double data rate, not the dual channel than doubles the frequency. You want to aim for 666MHz to get 1333MHz.

    You shouldn't need to overclock, you should just be able to change the memory multiplier in the bios.
     

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