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CPU-Z says this:

DDR3
4096 MBytes
PC3-10700 (667 MHz)

I am supposed to have PC3-10600 1333MHz.


What am I not understanding?

Or, is my RAM only half of what the label and seller claims it to be?

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You have 1333 DDR (Double Data Rate) RAM.

The RAM itself runs at 666MHz, but because it is "double pumped" its equivalent data rate is twice that, hence 1333MHz.

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Thanks! . . . . . –  techaddict Feb 3 '12 at 7:40

You do indeed have PC3-10600. CPU-Z shows only the half of it because DDR RAM like the names says - Double Data Rate - can transfer twice as much data on one I/O bus clock, than the actual IO frequency which CPUZ shows.

If you want to dig deeper in this topic check this link, it describes it really well.

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Thank yu for the link! –  techaddict Feb 3 '12 at 8:01

Actually its not 10600 but 10700 as the OP says. and it runs at 1334 (2x667) to be exact. Sisoft Sandra measures the same as the description.

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Plz check following link for more details:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ddr3-1333-speed-latency-shootout,1754.html

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You might want to include the essential facts of that link in your answer. Link only answers are pointless, should the link they link to go down. I'd also note the question has nothing to do with latency as I see it –  Journeyman Geek Feb 3 '13 at 7:37

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