|I just got a new computer (Yea!), built to my specs. Its an AMD QuadCore FX+, SSHD Hybrid drive, R7 260X with 2 GB DDR5, etc. Needing good graphics, I cheated on the other specs a bit, such as getting only 8 GB RAM, figuring I'd use 2 sticks of RAM from my old machine to bring it up to 12 GB.|
According to the specs, the 8GB of RAM was DDR3 1333, which matched my old RAM speed as well. So here's the problem: the CASS latency was supposed to be 9's, operating at 1333 MHz. Instead, my machine now reads CASS latency of 11's, and a speed of only 668 MHz..
Assuming the memory was shipped as spec'd, could some mismatch between my 'old' memory and the new memory cause the reduction in speed? Perhaps the more important question is this: is it better to have the extra 4 GB of RAM (12 GB total) operating at 668 MHz, or have 8 MB operating at 1333 MHz?
Specific as well as theoretical answers appreciated.
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