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Topic # 112320 4-Dec-2012 20:33 Send private message

Hello, 

In the bios it says 1333MHz. In CPU-Z it says 686. I have an FX 4100 @ 3.6GHz, my mobo is M5A97 Evo. 

I can't find anywhere at all about where it says how much RAM is supported, etc for either of the products as the websites are crap. I changed the RAM freq. in the BIOS settings to 1866, then I got a blue screen. 

I am stupid. Please help

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  Reply # 727072 4-Dec-2012 20:47 Send private message

"Double" Data Rate :)







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  Reply # 727105 4-Dec-2012 22:08 Send private message

I have no idea what that means.

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  Reply # 727116 4-Dec-2012 22:43 Send private message

Moved to correct forum, since this is not a Windows problem.




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  Reply # 727121 4-Dec-2012 22:57 Send private message

JamieWright19: I have no idea what that means.


Double Data Rate... i.e. the DDR part of what is probably DDR2-1866, refers to the clock rate being doubled from the base rate. 
I'm not sure I have the appropriate knowledge to explain it correctly, that's where Wikipedia comes in. :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR2_SDRAM

Ultimately, it will actually be running at the full 1866MHz, but CPU-Z will report half, because that's what it is seeing.

Although, it's probably more like DDR3, considering the rated speed is 1866MHz, yet it's reporting 686MHz. Still, the same principle applies.

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  Reply # 727167 5-Dec-2012 07:16 Send private message

dontpanic42: DDR3, considering the rated speed is 1866MHz, yet it's reporting 686MHz. Still, the same principle applies.


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  Reply # 729400 9-Dec-2012 20:18 Send private message

Okay thanks for all the help. I worked it out anyway, it was running at 933 so I assumed you just double it and thus the 1866 total. BIOS says 1866, so I'm just going to go by the bios

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