If an Intel CPU is 3.6ghz, does that mean 3.6ghz RAM would be the best? or does it go by bus speed?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    There are RAM modules that sort of run at 3.6ghz, but with DDR the clock speed is multiplied by 2x. 3600mhz is 3.6ghz.

    Otherwise the speeds are a combination of the Bus and the Baseclock. 

    I've never heard of RAM speeds being the same a CPU speeds.

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  • 2 months ago

    bus speed/..........

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    There's no such thing as "3.6 Ghz RAM." The highest-clocked RAM standard (DDR4-3200) only operates at 1600 MHz (1.6 Ghz).  The chipset or memory controller determines the maximum speed supported, and it has nothing to do with the clock speed of the CPU. A 200 Mhz Pentium II might use 100 MHz PC-100 modules, and a 3.7 Ghz Pentium D might only use DDR2-800 modules clocked at 400 Mhz.

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    • It's still not standard industry terminology to refer to modules as running at 2x the bus speed as that number, however, and it still has nothing to do with CPU clock speed.

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  • 2 months ago

    no. 3.6GHz is the CPU speed. Thats all

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