RAM underclocking on Windows 8?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Michael Goff, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. Michael Goff macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    I can't seem to get my 1600mhz RAM to actually... ya know... run at 1600mhz in Windows 8. According to CPU-z, it's around 798. I thought that this was wrong, but it says the same thing when I use geekbench.

    Well, okay, it rounds p to 799mhz.

    Is this normal?

    Is this nothing to worry about?
  2. drambuie macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2010
    What you're seeing is correct. CPU-z shows the memory clock speed. It's DDR (double data rate) RAM, so the actual memory speed is twice the clock speed, therefore 1600MHz.

    For complete info about your system, including benchmarks, go to the cpuid website via the link in CPU-z, and download PC Wizard. It will show both the clock and RAM speeds.
  3. Michael Goff thread starter macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    Okay, I was just paranoid because... well, I'm paranoid.


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