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Is my memory setting ok?

By Saljr
Mar 31, 2009
  1. hi guys, i have Gskill 8500CL5D 4GBPK DRR2 1066 2GB x 2 CL5-5-5-15

    Motherboard: EP45-UD3R rev 1.1
    CPU: Intel E8400
    OS: WinXp home

    my bios says ram is running at 1066

    But CPU-Z says this: DRam frequency: 533.3 Mhz FSB:DRam 5.8

    CL5-7-7-20 2T DC Mode: Symmetric

    And 3DMark 06 says: my ram Frequency 800.0 MHz

    what do you guys think?
     
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    hi Saljr,
    there DDR part stands for double data rate. your memory accesses two 533Mhz channels, and i use that term generically, and has the effect of running at 1066mhz 533 x 2 = 1066, as for 3dMark thats just a glitch its reading off the mother board, default setting. so yeah your ram is fine :)
     
  3. Saljr

    Saljr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    cool glad to hear that. What about my timing? In bios it has CL5-5-5-15 and on

    CPU-Z software it says that im running CL5-7-7-20 i hope thats just a glich.
     
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    your timings are fine also, 5-5-5 is a standard timing for DDR2, different programs just see things differently....if you open Sandra lite or another program, you might get a third tras timing LOL
     
  5. Saljr

    Saljr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i know it seems like every program says something different.
     
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