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Task Manager showing half memory frequency, why? help pls

mistermime

Hello I'm new here and I had this problem for a while. After searching online for few days, and having no luck in finding a solution, I decided to make a inquiry here.

Here is my problem:

I have 2x DDR3 Hyper X 1866mhz RAM running in dual channel, when I go to task manager it only shows half the frequency. I wouldnt ask anything if on my laptop was the same case but laptop's task manager shows 1600mhz, it doesnt show half like on my pc. Can anyone help?

BIOS reports 1866mhz

 

 

 

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i get that but why does it show normally on my laptop why doesnt it show also half? i can submit picture if needed

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Not sure if it's a mobo thing or a ram thing, but it's just how the data is being read, rather than giving its functional operating speed it's giving you its technical operating speed, as mentioned ddr stands for double data rate, and you'll notice 933x2=1866. You're good mate

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Okay thank you, it had been bothering me for months now. Glad to know it is normal.

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Iirc, dual channel will show half of the speed of the RAM, as it's splitting it across both sticks on the DIMM group.

 

Could be that the laptop is showing full speed as it might well be a single module?

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3 hours ago, Gareque said:

Iirc, dual channel will show half of the speed of the RAM, as it's splitting it across both sticks on the DIMM group.

 

Could be that the laptop is showing full speed as it might well be a single module?

That is wrong. Dual channel has nothing to do with the frequency. As  Dissitesuxba11s stated above DDR stands for double data rate, so if you have DDR3 1600 the clock is 800 MHz but since people like bigger numbes it is rated based on its effective single data rate clock speed. Depending on what software you are using some report the real clock speed and other report the effective clock speed.

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