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2020/11/26 13:24:55 (permalink)
I made a post on here yesterday about my TimeSpy results.
 
Someone commented and asked why my memory speed was so low.
 
I have 8gbx2 of DDR4 3200 RAM.
 
I enabled XMP when I installed them a month ago on this new gaming pc build.
 
Prior to installing my new 3080, I updated the BIOS. I think that reset everything.
 
Thanks to that person's comment, I just checked my memory speed and it was something like 1600MHz.
 
So I went back into BIOS just now and "enabled" XMP for the memory.
 
When I run Windows task manager, it now shows 3200MHz as the memory speed---however---CPUZ shows DRAM frequency at 1599.7MHz. Is there something wrong or am I confusing "DRAM Frequency" with the memory speed? This is the first gaming pc I have ever built--still learning.
 
thanks
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Re: Memory help 2020/11/26 14:03:11 (permalink)
I don't know what exact memory you have, but XMP is not the actual ram chip speed it's an OC profile for BIOS to set Memory controller timings & voltages & etc. Maybe you want to try profile#2 if your MBD supports it!


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Re: Memory help 2020/11/26 14:12:18 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Tonyd0821 2020/11/26 14:43:25
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I made a post on here yesterday about my TimeSpy results.
 
Someone commented and asked why my memory speed was so low.
 
I have 8gbx2 of DDR4 3200 RAM.
 
I enabled XMP when I installed them a month ago on this new gaming pc build.
 
Prior to installing my new 3080, I updated the BIOS. I think that reset everything.
 
Thanks to that person's comment, I just checked my memory speed and it was something like 1600MHz.
 
So I went back into BIOS just now and "enabled" XMP for the memory.
 
When I run Windows task manager, it now shows 3200MHz as the memory speed---however---CPUZ shows DRAM frequency at 1599.7MHz. Is there something wrong or am I confusing "DRAM Frequency" with the memory speed? This is the first gaming pc I have ever built--still learning.
 
thanks


Some programs will do the math for you, others will not. CPU-Z doesn't, so that 1600MHz is actually double (data rate) of 3200MHz.

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Re: Memory help 2020/11/26 14:42:43 (permalink)
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Tonyd0821
I made a post on here yesterday about my TimeSpy results.
 
Someone commented and asked why my memory speed was so low.
 
I have 8gbx2 of DDR4 3200 RAM.
 
I enabled XMP when I installed them a month ago on this new gaming pc build.
 
Prior to installing my new 3080, I updated the BIOS. I think that reset everything.
 
Thanks to that person's comment, I just checked my memory speed and it was something like 1600MHz.
 
So I went back into BIOS just now and "enabled" XMP for the memory.
 
When I run Windows task manager, it now shows 3200MHz as the memory speed---however---CPUZ shows DRAM frequency at 1599.7MHz. Is there something wrong or am I confusing "DRAM Frequency" with the memory speed? This is the first gaming pc I have ever built--still learning.
 
thanks


Some programs will do the math for you, others will not. CPU-Z doesn't, so that 1600MHz is actually double (data rate) of 3200MHz.


Thanks and to the guy who pm'ed me.....the forum would not let me reply back to you. So here's my message:
 
"Thanks and it looks like there's only one profile: "Profile 1" when I go into my BIOS and look at the XMP part.
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