For reference, this is the RAM that I have installed: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231449
Both that page as well as the RAM stick itself say PC3 17000. However, when I use CPU-Z or Speccy to report my hardware specs, it shows the RAM as being PC3 12800 (800MHz).
Is this normal?
I'm asking because I'm wondering if all this time I've been using RAM at less than its potential. Perhaps a BIOS setting or something is limiting the RAM in some way... although I'm not sure.
My CPU is an AMD Phenom II X4 955.