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RAM Clock speed not too great

Hey guys I just noticed this today after running this rig for a couple years that in task manager and other places, its only shows a speed of 667MHz in game.

Its set in the bios at 1600MHz. Now i dont have the best ram and they are not the same sticks. I got an AMD FX-8370 and a GTX 970 so I kinda thought my slightly sub-par FPS came from my FX AMD CPU

When you guys game, does it show your RAM at the speed its supposed to be at?

 

There is a nice screenshot of task manager attached

 

Thanks for your input if you reply.

 

 

 

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RAM speed is always shown at half of what it's actually running (1333MHz in your case, base speed of DDR3). Enable XMP if it isn't already. Your BIOS also might not be saving the setting.

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I don't know how to read that speed in Task Manager, but could be that 667MHz is the actual RAM clockspeed, which is half of the RAM bandwidth, i.e 1333MHz. Are you sure you've enabled the AMD equivalent of XMP, and are not running at JEDEC default?

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DDR stands for double data rate, so 667 is actually ~1333mhz. If your ram is rated for more than 1333mhz make sure you've got xmp enabled. 

Also as you're mismatching sticks, make sure they are both the same speed and timings, normally they'll both get ran at the lowest sticks speed and timings. 

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