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Ram compatibility problem

By detrunks
Nov 24, 2009
  1. Renegeek

    Renegeek TS Rookie Posts: 90

    U did not do anything wrong...

    I looked at the specks on both corsair vs geil, i dont see anything really that different...

    I do know that Geil is sometimes dont work in all pc's, and corsair make there memory a bit more flexable, to work in most systems...

    the only thing that could be different... is the voltage for the two ram brands... one said 2.55v and the other didnt say anything... that could be the issue. but hard to say...

    now about the mhz issue... as long as your BIOS is set correctly, for 400mhz, then your ok,

    the way cpu-z reports the numbers, are hard to figure out... its to do with the bus and clock settings...

    u need to do some reading online... try...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR_SDRAM
     
  2. red1776

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

    Hi Detrunks,
    your GPUZ is reporting your ram at 200Mhz because it is reporting the actual operating speed of your ram not the DDR (effective speed).
    the reason that the two will not work together can be any number of factors. some Motherboards specify that they will tun only with single,or dual sided ram, diff timings, etc. I suggest that you look at the ram compatibility support list for your motherboard.
     
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