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ok i got DDR400mhz OCZ ram in my computer and i got cpu-z and i was looking through some things and i saw PC3200 (200mhz) and i do not know wut this means. i know that DDR400 and PC3200 are the same but shouldent it be 400mhz instead of 200mhz?
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the clock speed (frequency) is controlled by the actual ram controller on the motherboard....so that speed is dependent on your motherboard specifications...it is also dependant on any ram that is already in your system...i.e. if you have a single stick of ram in your system running at 200mhz...then all ram will run at 200mhz no matter what the speed of the new ram is..
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okay. would this slow down my computers performace any? and if so how would i go about fixing this?
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Wait a second....want to clear up a little confusion

DDR400 ram runs at 200mhz, and yes, it is the same thing as pc3200 (the name comes from the fact that it provides 3.200 GByte/s bandwidth per channel)

The 400 idea you are thinking of comes from the fact that it communicates over the front speed bus (think of a highway between your CPU and the memory) at 400 mhz, because it is DDR (double data rate) ram.

Your ram is doing exactly what it is supposed to be doing
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