Originally Posted by scarface818
I just called Alienware today regarding my system. They had me run CPUZ and told me that my memory was incorrect. I bought this ram from newegg which was recommended by users here:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...pk=CT12864X40B
but under cpu z under memory my frequency is only at 200mhz. She was saying that it should be running at 400mhz. I know I bought the correct ram, it says PC3200 but why is the max bandwith at 200?
PC3200 is DDR 400. It runs at 200MHz, but it's dual data rate, so that means it's equivalent to 400MHz.
CPUZ reports my memory as operating at 200MHz.
The tech you spoke to is wrong, your memory is reporting correctly. It may still be malfunctioning, but I'd suspect something else, either vid card or SLI chipset/cable.
Does it work alright with the memory AW sent with it?
You can run memtest for memory testing, and also try running the laptop with one stick of memory at a time.