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RAM frequency doubt/problem

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello guys,
i've been recently rebuilded my computer after a trip, and now im thinkin that something is not right, so here what i have and my question...
My ram, G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB DDR4 3200MHz (check pic for more info) i believe they are not well setted, my problem is that im not very knowledge about this kind of things but im willing to learn, by opening CPU-Z i've noticed the DRAM frequency running a 1600 mhz while the NB frequency is 4300 mhz, im confuse about it, is there anything wrong? cause i've been having more problem multi tasking things in my computer :\.
Thanks in advance.



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Posted · Original PosterOP

thank you marius, for ur rapid reply, then i think my multi tasking problem is due to other things :)

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It's not running the speced timings though. Did you enable XMP?

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1


Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync


Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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It seems like you've entered 3200mhz manually without enabling DOCP/XMP, CL17 is very high for 3200mhz.


Quote when you reply.

Quote or Tag people so they know that you've replied, otherwise you'd just be talking to yourself.

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CL17 is a bit high, but not very high.

There's plenty of memory sticks sold as CL16 these days, and cheap memory sticks are CL18 or higher.


@Petwire, your memory sticks are designed to work with memory timings 14-14-14-34 and 1.35v, as this page shows: https://www.gskill.com/product/165/166/1536653463/F4-3200C14D-16GTZR

You're currently using them with memory timings 17-18-18-36 and 1.35v, which are probably the default timings.

You can squeeze a tiny bit of performance (probably under 0.5%) if you go in bios and manually configure those parameters (you can see the names for those in CPU-Z picture) to 14-14-14-34. 

Alternatively, you can see if enabling XMP / DOCP with the 3200 Mhz preset / template will configure those parameters for you


Or you can leave it be, like i said it's not some significant performance increase and maybe you don't care that much about it. 

Either way, this isn't the reason your applications cause problems.

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