DRAM Frequency And How To Set It Properly?

You must know that DRAM frequency is one of the most critical parameters of your PC. You must know that this frequency will determine the speed of your PC, the performance of your PC, and the RAM size.

RAM is the memory in your computer, but what is the DRAM frequency and how to set it properly?

The DRAM frequency is the rate at which your DRAM reads data from memory. The DRAM frequency is the most critical parameter of the PC. If you want to increase the speed of your PC, then you need to increase the DRAM frequency. If your PC is slow due to high DRAM frequency, then you need to decrease the frequency.

And, of course, in this blog post, you will learn about the DRAM frequency and BIOS setting.

How To Check DRAM Frequency?

It is common for everyone to use a laptop daily, and it is not uncommon to experience a problem regarding the RAM. You may share any of the following issues:

• Not being able to boot

• Restarting repeatedly

• Slowdowns

• Blue screen

To fix the problem, you need to check the RAM frequency. This will help you detect whether the RAM is compatible with your system.

There are various methods for checking the RAM frequency. Here are the three most effective methods:

1. CMD method:

2. CPU-Z method:

3. Memtest86+ method

The CMD and CPU-Z method is the most common for checking the RAM frequency, and it is a free application that helps you to check the RAM frequency.

CMD Method

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CMD Method to Check the DRAM

To check the RAM frequency using CMD, you need to go to the control panel and then open the performance tab.

Now, go to the advanced tab and click the settings icon.

Now, you will see the system information section. Click on the memory.

Then, click the option to check the frequency.

After that, you can open the app and see the RAM frequency.

CPU-Z Method

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CPU-Z Method to Check the DRAM

This is another effective method to check the RAM frequency.

Open the CPU-Z application and click on the tab ‘System.’

Now, click on the tab ‘Memory.’

Now, you will see the information about the RAM.

If you see the frequency value as 800 MHz, then it means that the RAM is compatible with your system.

Memtest86+ Method

This is the most effective method to check the RAM frequency.

You can download and install the memtest86+ application.

Open the memtest86+ application and click on the start button.

Now, click on the menu and select the option to run the test.

Now, you will see a dialog box and click on the ok button.

Now, you can choose the RAM and click on the continue button.

Once the process is complete, you can see the result.

How To Set DRAM Frequency?

As a memory controller, you need to decide the DRAM frequency because it affects the performance and stability of the system. The higher the DRAM frequency is, the better the performance and stability. But you need to set the frequency properly.

How much RAM do you have on your PC? If you don’t know how much RAM you have, you can easily find it on the motherboard. Let’s talk about what frequency you should set in the BIOS.

DDR3 800MHz is a standard frequency used in motherboards. You should set the DDR3 800MHz in the BIOS using an old motherboard. However, if you have a new motherboard using a high-end processor, you should set the DDR3 1600MHz in the BIOS.

Let’s explain how to set the frequency in the BIOS.

First, press F10 to enter the BIOS screen.

Now, select the Boot menu.

Here, select the Advanced Tab.

In the Advanced tab, scroll down and set the frequency to 1600MHz.

Press F10 to save the changes.

Before starting the configuration, make sure to have a backup of the BIOS. The BIOS is the primary composition source, and if you mess up, you will not be able to fix it.

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Changes in DRAM Frequency

Benefits Of Changing DRAM Frequency

Changing the DRAM frequency can help you keep your system performance better, as the system’s performance depends on your DRAM’s speed.

Here are the benefits of changing the DRAM frequency:

1. Laptop:

This can help to increase the battery life of the laptop.

2. Gaming Laptop:

This can help reduce the laptop’s heat and keep the performance better.

3. Desktop:

If you want to keep the performance of your desktop better, then you can change the frequency of your DRAM.

4. Processor:

If you have a dual-core processor, you will get better performance if you change the frequency of your DRAM.

Steps To Overclock A RAM

First, you must get your RAM and check whether it is DDR2 or DDR3. If it is DDR2, you can overclock it, but if it is DDR3, you have to follow different steps.

Step 1:

Open the computer case and take out the RAM from the computer.

Step 2:

Turn off the computer and then disconnect the power supply.

Step 3:

Take out the RAM by pressing the top of the module and the motherboard.

Step 4:

Use a screwdriver to separate the RAM module from the motherboard.

Step 5:

Place the RAM back in the motherboard.

Step 6:

Put the motherboard back in the computer.

Step 7:

Turn on the computer and see if the speed of the RAM has changed.

DRAM Frequency Vs. Power Consumption

Power consumption is the biggest concern when it comes to overclocking the DRAM. As we increase the DRAM frequency, power consumption also increases.

If you are buying a new motherboard, it is advisable to check the compatibility of the DRAM module with the motherboard.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should DRAM frequency be set to?

DRAM memory is often considered the most critical component in the computer. It’s a type of memory that stores data and allows the computer to perform the necessary functions. For example, a DRAM chip is commonly set to operate at about 600 MHz, while the CPU runs at 200-300 MHz. A modern DDR4 has been developed to operate at 2.5 GHz.
To get the maximum performance out of your computer, it’s essential to keep the frequency of DRAM set to the highest level possible.

How do you adjust DRAM frequency?

It would help if you referred to your motherboard manual to adjust the DRAM frequency. Generally, the adjustment range is from 800 MHz to 2.6 GHz. The DRAM frequency should be adjusted depending on your motherboard and the memory module installed.

Is it safe to change DRAM frequency?

It’s safe to change DRAM frequency. But as a general rule, you should never change the DRAM frequency unless you’re experiencing frequent freezes. If you’re experiencing frequent freezes, changing the frequency may fix it. But there’s a chance that it might cause issues of its own. Hence, it’s best to leave the default settings and only change them if you know what you’re doing.

How do I know if my RAM frequency is correct?

The first thing you need to do is to determine whether or not you have the proper RAM frequencies. If you have a single-core processor and you see its frequency listed as 0, it means the processor is clocked at its maximum frequency. If your processor is a dual-core CPU, check both cores’ frequencies separately to determine which one is actually clocking faster.

Final Verdict

Finally, it is essential to know the frequency of the memory modules you will buy because the memory modules have different frequencies.

And one more thing for your information is that you don’t need to overclock the RAM until it’s not necessary and select the kind of RAM compatible with the CPU.

Afzal
With almost 8 years experience in the PC hardware industry, Afzal is happy to share his expertise with you. As a PC hardware enthusiast, he writes about what is the best technology on the market, mostly about the best PC components.