1. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       11 Oct 2016 #1

    DDR4 RAM not working on highest possible speed?


    I just got a new motherboard, cpu, ram and ssd, my ram is DDR4 2133mhz it's a single 8gb stick, my mobo is ga-z170-gaming k3, I expeted speccy and cpu-z to show 2133mhz but they show it's working @1066Mhz altho in bios it says it's clocked at 2133mhz, is it supposed to be like that or is something setup wrong?
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  2. Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 152
    Windows 10 Pro
       11 Oct 2016 #2

    Yes....by default, the RAM is/should be at 1333mhz. You then have to go into the BIOS and change it (frequency) to 2133mhz or use the XMP setting.
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  3. Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 1,333
    Win 10 14393.51
       11 Oct 2016 #3

    Relax said: View Post
    I just got a new motherboard, cpu, ram and ssd, my ram is DDR4 2133mhz it's a single 8gb stick, my mobo is ga-z170-gaming k3, I expeted speccy and cpu-z to show 2133mhz but they show it's working @1066Mhz altho in bios it says it's clocked at 2133mhz, is it supposed to be like that or is something setup wrong?
    Some utilities report the true RAM frequency. DDR transfers data on both the up and down ticks of the clock (hence "double data rate").

    You're getting the RAM frequency that you intended.
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  4. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       12 Oct 2016 #4

    bobkn said: View Post
    Some utilities report the true RAM frequency. DDR transfers data on both the up and down ticks of the clock (hence "double data rate").

    You're getting the RAM frequency that you intended.
    I thought you're doubling only when it's 2 sticks working in dual channel, but I only have 1 stick that's 8GBs , are u sure it's working at 2133mhz actually?
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  5. Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 152
    Windows 10 Pro
       12 Oct 2016 #5

    Absolutely correct....forgot to point that out. Thanks bobkn.

    Yes it is...as bobkn pointed out; 2 x 1066 = 2133
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  6. Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 1,333
    Win 10 14393.51
       12 Oct 2016 #6

    Relax said: View Post
    I thought you're doubling only when it's 2 sticks working in dual channel, but I only have 1 stick that's 8GBs , are u sure it's working at 2133mhz actually?
    The reported frequency is the same whether you're running single, dual, triple, or quad channel.
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  7. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       14 Oct 2016 #7

    Alright, thanks!
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