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Need Help With Ram (PICTURES)

By akaivan
Jun 20, 2007
  1. Here is a picture of the inside of my case, the ram is OCZ ddr2 800 MHZ 2gb, dual channel blah blah... i know i know... probably a stupid question...
    I put them on the right slots because on the left, the cpu cooler kinda touches.
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    and here is what the manuel says. just the picture dont make sense to me.
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    and everest! why does it say ddr2800 (400) MHZ??!?!
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  2. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    Both are correct. Either A1-B1 or A2-B2 for dual channel. The slots are colour coded as well. DDR2-800 runs at 400MHz.
     
  3. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    Hmm interesting.. Okie dokie... just makin sure. ty :D
     
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    when all else fails... RTFM!
    :)
     
  5. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    hey btw... when i boot it says ddr2 800 mhz 2gb 128bit.. is 128 bit correct? just wondering lol
     
  6. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    128 bit confirms that it's running in dual channel, which is what you want.
     
  7. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    w00t w00t .. k thnks! :D
     
  8. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    Ok, instead of makin a new thread i wanted to post here lol, but here it is, im pretty sure the ram i am running is running at 400MHZ instead of 800 mhz... The timings are incorrect are at something like 5-5-5-15 instead 5-5-5-12, and also i check the voltages and there at 1.9 instead of 2.1.. but the only settings after 1.9 is 2.50 or sumthing like that... any idea? i dont wanna be losing out on speed! ;D
     
  9. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    Dual Channel = 400Mhz x 2 = 800Mhz

    I run DDR2 PC2 5300 @ 667Mhz
    Each stick runs @ 333Mhz x 2 (dual-channel mode)

    If your running at 400Mhz and with DDR2 ram and it's installed correctly it will show 400Mhz = 800Mhz

    run cpuz also to re-assure yourself (download.com)
     
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,688   +1,879

    Intel Says.......

    Somewhere in the dark recesses of an Intel motherboard manual I think I remember seeing that the 0 socket of channel A must be populated. In their boards it would be a blue socket. The best idea would be to use both blue sockets when you are only installing 2 DIMMs. IDK what color other manufacturer's 0 sockets are. At that point it might be prudent to (as was suggested earlier) RFTB.

    Tedster, you're going soft on me, you didn't link 'em.
     
  11. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

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