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How Do I Check Memory Speed To Upgrade Memory?

Q: How Do I Check Memory Speed To Upgrade Memory?

I want to upgrade the memory of one of the pc's in our house. I get low memory alerts often and I can't delete much else to create room. I have never opened up a pc before, and I don't want to screw up and make things worse. The pc in question is a HP Pavilion a1150Y with a Intel Pentium 4 (3.00 GHz). OS is Windows XP SP2. It came with 512MB RAM and I would like to go up 2GB. I went to, ran the system scan, and it says that this type of memory can go into that pc: "DDRII memory with support for DDR2 PC2-4200,DDR2 PC2-5300,DDR2 PC2-6400,DDR2 PC2-8500 speeds." I don't know what speed I should be installing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I plan to upgrade my memory to 2 x 1gb. I was going to get DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) to match with the 667 MHz FSB. I do have the option of getting DDR2 800, but I think this would be pointless since the FSB is only 667.

Is this the right way of going about it? I'm no expert, but just from searching around the web this is the basic idea I gathered.

Thanks for the help

A:Memory upgrade, matching w/ FSB speed?

I think this would be pointless since the FSB is only 667.Click to expand...

IMO DDR2 800 is fine if its only a couple dollars more expensive.
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A:MEMORY UPGRADE - Windows Memory Diagnostics Flags 1 Stride38 Error

please read the sticky about upgrading memory.
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A:Memory speed - wrong memory???

CPUz is showing it running at 1333. The ram is DDR (double data rate) you double the figure you see in CPUz. Does your bios allow you to set the frequency, voltage and timings? Please Post a screenshot of CPUz showing the memory tab and the SPD tab.
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I would like to upgrade the memory to 4096.

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Many thanks,

Best regards


A:Re: How to upgrade memory on Qosmio G30-201 and where to buy memory

Your notebook can handle with 4GB of RAM and I recommend you to use 2 x 2GB module.
Compatible 2 GB module has part number PA3513U-1M2G or Kingston KTT667D2/2G.

Put the part umber in Google and you will find a place where you can order it in your country.

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List the models you are comparing to.
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A:New memory speed is off

I know some like gigabyte hide those setings, and pressing CTRL F1 will bring them up, some dont allow you to alter them at all, if you have the manual for your motherboard read that, it should tell you if you can adjust them or not, if you dont have the manual post the model of the motherboard and i'll do a search for it and let you know if it's possible.
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A:Memory Speed

Get your answer here:
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A:Memory Speed, is this Right?

It's 200Mhz clock speed. The 400Mhz is 2x200Mhz which is what PC3200 DDR is.
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A:Memory speed

The motherboard can support a certain maximum speed but if your CPU can't run at that speed it will run at a lower speed.
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A:Memory speed

First question, what speed is the ram that was in there originally? If the original 1Gb of ram is PC2700 ram, your motherboard will automatically underclock the new ram in order to match the old.

If your old ram is also PC3200 ram, then please give us your full system specs (motherboard make/model in specific)
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A:Memory speed is not what it should be

Thank You. very informative. I am so far behind on all of this I don't think i will ever catch up.
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A:Memory Speed?

That's what DDR (double data rate) is. They are running as they should.
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A:Memory Speed?

I would suggest taking the case off the computer and making sure that all components are reseated correctly. It could be that while you were removing and reseating the RAM a component was jiggled and is not making the proper contact. Also, did you ground yourself while removing the RAM? A wrist strap is good for this, or at least making contact with the chassis before going inside.
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A:G 50 30 memory speed

Hi Dpota,
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
1333 MHz is the effective clock rate. DDR means double data rate, data is transferred on both the rising and falling edges of each clock making 666 MHz effectively the same as 1333. CPU-Z is showing you the actual clock rate. That's perfectly normal you have nothing to worry about and the RAM is working correctly at the right speed.
(666MHz) 9-9-9-24 is the delay between certain memory operations (measured in clocks). Lower numbers are better, but they are also relative to clock rate. 9-9-9-24 is a little slow for 1333 MHz, but you should not try changing it as it can lead to system instability.
Let us know how you get on.
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A:Memory speed

Hello Bearcatrp

CPUz ( will show you your memory speed.

Hope that helps!
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A:Memory speed for CPU?

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A:Memory Assessment Speed

I assume prior to the HD 6670 you were using the onboard video, if so that would be where the difference comes from. The onboard video shares/gets it memory from the system memory (up to 512 MB), and it got freed up when you added the video card.

I got the same thing if I enabled the onboard video on my old computer (used for a third monitor). The WEI memory score was/is higher when the onboard is enabled and lower with it disabled.
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A:Wrong Memory speed

Download and run CPU-Z and go to the "memory" tab. (this is a handy app to have anyway)

Make sure the memory is in "dual channel" mode and if it's 800Mhz dual channel, you have 1600Mhz RAM.

You can also go into the BIOS...if you built the computer, you will know how to get into the BIOS. There will be memory configuration options there. Make sure you are at the right speed and voltage.

However, your POST screen "should" be showing 1600Mhz. Most POST screens I have seen tell you the actual speed. You could try using the "pause-break" key to stop the POST so you can have a look at it. Use the "print-scrn" button to continue with the POST.
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A:Memory speed in the bios

Quote: Originally Posted by baccini

Hi I just bought a new pc and asked for Corsair 16GB pc3 1200 1600MHz 4x4 GB DDR3 to be installed but when I checked the bios it lists
Memory frequency 1337.68MHz
Total Memory size 16384 MB
should the frequency not be 1600MHz ?

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A:Memory and fan speed problem (I think, lol)

In my computers BIOS there is a "start PMV value", or spmething along those lines. Lower that number to like 0 or a very low number you should see your fan running faster. Best of Luck !
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A:Speed the USB flash memory up

NO. Most likely you have it inserted to a USB 1.1 slot when it needs USB 2.0.
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A:Question about Memory speed in my pc

For sure since the two faster sticks will have to downclock to match the slower stick. Better yet, buy another 2 GB of the faster stick for optimum performance.
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A:memory speed is only 400 MHz instead of 1066

They are running at actual clocks of 400, = effective clocks of 800. (DDR2 800. Close to what you're supposed to run at) You will most propably need to go to BIOS, up the VDIMM to what the RAM's specs say and then put the frequencies and latencies to what they're supposed to be.
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A:speed the USB flash memory up

Well if you're using USB 2.0 with it, it's naturally pretty slow these days. I would just say use USB 3.0 when copying or moving files to it.

You can also optimize it to perform better with this guide:

Make Your USB Flash Drive REALLY Fast

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A:AMD memory speed issues

get this


click the memory tab and spd tab take two screenshots and post them here

if there is nothing in the spd tab select a differant slot from the drop down menu
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A:What's your memory assessment speed?

4Gigs DDR2 900Mhz @ Dual channel
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When I pull up SIW to check, it says "DRAM Frequency 266.0"
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RAM Speed = 221MHz [DDR445]
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CAS 4-4-4-12

no errors....

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A:What speed is my Memory REALLY running at??

please use cpuz and take screen shot on memory and spd tab.
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nbsp nbsp Note Continued from - What's your memory assessment speed [2] speed? your What's assessment memory I decided to What's your memory assessment speed? [2] open a thread to show what people are getting with there current memory settings what improvements are shown with various timing tweaks speed settings ect to access this you MUST have UAC turned off OR choose 'Run as administrator' open the command prompt window first either by opening 'Run' from the start menu and typing 'cmd' --this will only work if UAC is deactivated-- or go to accessories in your start menu locate 'Command Prompt' right click select 'Run as administrator' once opened simply type winsat mem Note it will not matter what the command path is set to i am currently facing issues with my DDR and being stuck at around mb s any suggestions why feel free Dual channel and tri channel play a huge factor in this benchmark so keep that in mind before comparing with others so here is my winsat score with the current timings post em up and let other people know what basic timings and MHz your set at DDR MHz ect and channel configuration dual tri channel your using thanks to smarteyeball for pointing out the admin trick with cmd exe Rick

A:What's your memory assessment speed? [2]

I don't know what it means but this is what I got.
icrosoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
opyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserve

:\Windows\system32>WINSAT MEM
indows System Assessment Tool
Running: Feature Enumeration ''
Run Time 00:00:00.00
Running: System memory performance assessment ''
Run Time 00:00:05.15
Memory Performance 27971.93 MB/s
Total Run Time 00:00:06.40

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A:Is my memory speed correct?

Quote: Originally Posted by Yanta

I have 3 x 2gb Corsair 1600mhz DDR3 ram sticks. I ran blackbox, and it tells me the memory is running at 533mhz? And if I read it correctly, it's underclocked by 20%??

Is this all wrong? And if so, how do I fix?

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A:Memory speed: Increas performance?

Quote: Originally Posted by arjfca


My actual system as 6 gig of memory with a 400 MHZ speed


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A lot of the newer Intel based boards can support either DDR2, DDR3, or both - but only one type at a time.

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Chipset: SiS 661FX + SiS 963L
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Memory: Single DDR266/333/DDR400x2

This means that it only supports "single channel" memory configurations? Can someone please explain this to me and how it creates a "bottleneck" issue with the FSB ?

I currently have 2 x 512MB PC2100 memory.

I want to upgrade to 2 x 512MB PC3200 memory. But I cannot have them work in dual channel correct?

My CPU is a P4 3.0ghz w/ HT 800mhz FSB, so basically thats 4 *200mhz. This works with PC3200 memory because that is 2* 200mhz correct? What multiplier/frequency settings would work for an overclock. Nothing big just maybe a 10-20% increase.

But can someone also explain what DUAL CHANNEL is - and i guess my mobo doesn't support it?


A:memory speed vs CPU FSB and overclocking questions

Having your memory in dual channel configuration gives you a greatly noticeable boost. This is because the CPU and GPU can access your memory, escpecially in large quantities, more easily; giving a noticeable increase in responsiveness and higher fps per RAM stick in gaming.

I'm sorry I can't aid you in finding whether your motherboard supports dual channel. Perhaps your motherboard manufacturing site (or Computer Manufacturer if the mobo is OEM) will have the motherboard manual which will almost certainly tell you if your computer supports dual channel.
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A:reading memory brand and speed

I'd try Aida32, if you want a glance at it , here's the link to the site
Depending on if your using win7 x32 bit
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But I have DDR400...
Does it mean that each memory stick should work at 400MHz and NOT at 200 as reported by sisoft sandra?

A:dual channel memory speed

DDR stands for "double data rate". So an easy way to look at it is that it does things twice every clock cycle. That's why it's 2 x 200 or 400MHz.
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A:System memory check??

DDR stands for Double Data Rate. It has a real clock half that of the effective clock. Hence PC3200 has a real clock of 200 Mhz and an effectice clock of 400Mhz since it does twice the work in one clock cycle.

To test your memory you can run a variety of tests; I like Microsoft's tester:
Save it to your hard drive then run it to make a bootable test diskette.
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I'm running XP and for some reason (probably something I did) when I start the machine I get a black screen with an "energy efficient" logo in the top right corner and something by Phoenix Technologies on the other side. Below this is something that says "Memory Testing" then at the bottom it says "Press DEL to enter setup" but nothing happens when DEL is pressed. After about 10 - 15 minutes I get a blue screen with a dozen or more menus but no matter what I do I end up having to leave this to run it's course which is usually half an hour or more.

Any suggestions how I disable this memory check on start up please.

Many thanks,


A:Memory check on start up

In your BIOS, do you have an option to 'Fast boot'?
Power on, then 'F2' into the BIOS.
Look for 'POST behavior', then 'Fast boot' and 'enable' it.
'F11' to 'Save and exit'.