Making the Most of My Memory

By wizard_morton
Sep 19, 2005
  1. Hi, I have a query for anyone who's interested:

    My single 512MB stick of 333MHz RAM is sat in my ASUS P4S533-MX (533MHz FSB) mobo next to a 2.4GHz Celeron processor (100MHz FSB). In my BIOS (rev. 1004) the RAM speed and timings are correct (I presume: 2.5-3-3-7). However, when I check mt speed in XP using Everest it tells me that the memory speed is 166MHz!

    I should add that Everest also reckons my CPU is running almost 20C cooler than my BIOS says.

    When I benchmark my RAM with Truebench it comes up at 42,9496,6290Mbps, does that sound like 333MHz or 166? Can anyone tell me what is going on? Am I just being paranoid?

    Forgot to mention that the timings are given as the same by Everest as BIOS.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    No need to worry.

    166mhz=333mhz effective.

    In other words, your ram is running at the correct speed mhz.

    Regards Howard :) :)
  3. wizard_morton

    wizard_morton TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Mate, I suspected this might be the case and now that I think about it, it makes perfect sense because it's DDR... sometimes you just get in too deep.

    Cheers Again.
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