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Got 6gb of Corsair mem (TR3X6G1600C9 G) in EX58 Extreme M/B. Bios (F7) shows Mem Speed as 1066. Why? Bios settings NOT altered from default.

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Hello there brian_har73.

Here's your GEEK-steer ...

That's not some run-of-the-mill, weanie, bargain-basement priced sticks of RAM you have there, are they? I can understand why you're concerned that they perform fully at the level to which they are capable and represented.

In this case however, you need not be concerned at all. The 1066 number you cite represents the SPEED of the module, NOT the AMOUNT (or capacity). They are two different animals altogether.

In the good-'ol-days, RAM used to be represented in terms of NS (nano-seconds). Currently however, RAM speed is expressed in Mhz (millions of cycles per second). Although more and more of us are gradually entering the ever-increasingly common territory where you reside: 1,066 divided by 1024 = approx 1 Ghz (BILLIONS of cycles per second). How is it up there brian_har73? Is is nice? :)

But seriously, you can rest easy, as I hope I've explained this adequately enough to ease your mind.

Thanks in advance for posting back ...

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Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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    I very much appreciate you taking the time to reply and providing a rating as to how well you feel I answered your question. However, being the perfectionist that I am, and always striving to meet (or exceed) every expectation, I'm curious to know what it was I apparently missed, and how I might have better steered you.

    Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks once again.

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