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When it comes to choosing a system for usage by a gamer or a professional working with multiple softwares of massive sizes, system speed is what attracts their attention first. A flawless experience without any hindrance is what they aim for, and the RAM of the system holds the answer to this need of theirs. RAM or Random Access Memory is arguably the most important part of a system which decides its quality of performance and ease of usability.
What Is D-RAM?
D-RAM, also known as the Dynamic-Random Access Memory, is a chip-styled storage unit that stores the data in a memory cell made up of a transistor and a capacitor. Each D-RAM storage unit can store multiple Gigabytes of data within itself.
The data stored on the memory is lost over a period of time; thus, it requires regular charge from external electric sources to keep the storage unit of the capacitor intact. Due to this property, it is a pretty volatile data storage unit in nature.
D-RAM Frequency Meaning?
The D-RAM frequency is one of the essential factors in deciding the performance shown by RAM. D-RAM Frequency is defined as the value of the clock speed of the RAM. The frequency number indicates the quantity of data the RAM system can handle every second. The higher the value, the higher the frequency, the higher the amount of data the RAM system can handle, and thus higher the efficiency of the overall system, and this explains the importance of having the D-RAM working at the right frequency to enjoy a flawless experience while using the system.
What Is the Ideal D-Ram Frequency?
Setting the right D-RAM frequency is essential to ensure a satisfactory performance. It is recommended to have the D-RAM frequency set at highest.
This value of 3000 MHz is considered by many as a cut-off point in choosing the frequency for the system, and any D-RAM matching or going above this value is usually a worthy RAM system to purchase and use for executing the tasks effortlessly and without any lags in the system.
How to Check the D-Ram Frequency?
1. Windows Task Manager
To check the frequency using the Windows Task Manager, follow the mentioned procedure –
- Open the Windows Task Manager.
- In the dialog box that opens, click on the ‘Performance’ tab.
- In the resulting window, click on the ‘Memory’ option on the left side of the window.
It will display all the necessary information regarding your system on your screen.
2. CPU – Z
Another way to check the D-RAM frequency of the system is to use the CPU-Z tool. Using CPU-Z for this task involves focusing on two tabs in the CPU-Z window, the ‘Memory’ tab and the ‘SPD’ tab.
To check the click on the ‘Memory’ tab. From the information that appears on the screen, look out for the ‘Timings’ box; it will display the Dram frequency.
You can also click on the SPD (Serial Presence Detect) tab to check the installed memory in the system; it shows the installed memory module with a part number.
An important point to remember about CPU-Z is that it shows only half the frequency’s actual value because it uses dual-channel for its operation. Therefore, remember to always multiply the displayed value by 2 to get the actual value of the frequency of the system.
HWiNFO64 is a system hardware information and diagnostics tool that presents the user with accurate information about the computer system’s hardware specifications. This makes it an ideal choice for those seeking information about their computer’s hardware to update, repair, or replace it. It is an ‘easy to use tool that presents the information regarding your system in a very compact and efficient manner.
How to check the system information using HWiNFO64?
1. Install the tool on your computer system.
2. Double click on its icon. It will open a ‘Welcome’ dialog box on the screen. You will see two options in the box, ‘sensors only’ and ‘summary only.’ Let us have a look at how these two functions help us –
(i) When you click on ‘sensors only’ and click ‘Run,’ the tool monitors your motherboard to gather information and monitor the system’s hardware. It will display all the necessary information like GPU, drive temperature, etc., in a single window, thus making it easy for you to have complete information about the installed systems in the computer.
(ii) When you click ‘Summary only’ and click ‘Run,’ the tool presents you with a new window containing the summary of the processing system installed on your computer. This window contains every major information you need about the CPU and the GPU system of the computer. The left side of the dialog box will showcase the CPU information of the system, while the right side will showcase the information of the GPU installed in the computer. You can look at the information and use it to ensure the smooth functioning of the computer.
How to Change D-RAM Frequency?
It is important to check and ensure that the value of the D-RAM frequency is in sync with that of the motherboard of the system, because in case of any discrepancy between the two values, with the value of D-RAM frequency being usually higher than that of the motherboard, the motherboard will restrict the performance of the D-RAM and the D-RAM will be downscaled to operate at the same frequency as that of the motherboard, thus resulting in reduced performance output. In order to eliminate such a possibility, follow the following steps –
- Switch ON your computer system.
- Enter BIOS.
- In the BIOS screen that appears, navigate to the ‘Hardware’ option.
- From the drop-down menu, click on the option ‘GPU Settings.’
- Now, in the window that appears, enter your desired D-RAM settings and click OK to implement those settings in your system.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why is frequency shown as only half of the actual value in CPU-Z?
CPU-Z shows only half the frequency’s actual value because it uses dual-channel for its operation. Therefore, remember to always multiply the displayed value by 2 to get the actual value of the frequency of the system.
2. What is the ideal frequency for gaming?
While 3200 MHz is the ideal value for the frequency of the system for a flawless gaming experience, 2400 MHz serves as the lower limit for the ideal frequency value for the system.
3. How to overclock D-RAM frequency?
- Open the BIOS menu on the computer. You can do this by pressing the ‘F2’ or the ‘Del’ button while the computer is switching on or is being restarted.
- In the window that appears, click on the OC tab. From the window that appears, select XMP. This will automatically overclock your RAM to its maximum frequency.
- To overclock the frequency manually, disable the XMP option and enter the values on your own.