RAM not Running at 200MHz – How to Fix it?

Is the RAM on your computer running at frequency lesser than of the preferred frequency? Many of times RAM fails to run at frequency less than that of the desired frequency. For instance, 200 MHz RAM running at 166 MHz. To test for a faulty RAM either run speecy or cupid. This will also tell you the current speed and condition of the RAM. Follow the tutorial to fix this issue.

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The RAM speed setting in the computer BIOS is automatically done by the system and you can manually change the speed to 200mhz. But this will make the computer either to fail to boot windows or freezes when posting or working with the computer. The faulty RAM can cause many errors on your computer.

If you have recently installed a new RAM to your system make sure that the RAM specifications are compatible with your motherboard. If the RAM is designed to run at 200MHz, then it should run at that frequency. If it’s not, set right time for the memory in the BIOS and set RAM to the spd settings.

The slowdown of the frequency may be inbuilt to your system. The RAM slots in your motherboard may be faulty which leads to RAM fault. Sometimes populated RAM slots can also cause this error. Check for the memory slots, if found faulty then replace it.

The other reason behind this may be due to the limitation of the memory controller on the AMD socket platforms with CPUs prior to a certain revision being unable to support multiple sticks of the faster RAM.

Try installing sempron AMD CPU and if the same problem occurs then take out one of the RAM chips and you will see that the computer booted fine at 200 MHz.

A 2 GB of RAM running at lower speed is still better for overall system performance than 1 GB of RAM at a slightly faster speed. You can try installing 2 two pieces of ram and change the timings this can make up the MHz loss. If you have 200 MHz memory that doesn’t mean it would run at 200 MHz. The operating frequency depends on your CPU’s FSB speed and is also responsible to translate it to 166 MHz.

If you are good with the CPU hardware then only proceed with dealing with the internal architecture or take it to the computer expert to fix the issue. If the problem is with the RAM then replacing them will fix the issue.


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