Both desktops and laptops have a special chip, which we know as random access memory. Random-access memory is very important hardware for those who use heavy software or gaming on a PC. Today we will learn how to increase RAM speed in BIOS. RAM is one of the reasons why the browser you are currently running is working fast.
RAM is like a kind of memory. As long as there is electricity in the RAM, there will be memories. RAM’s main job is to keep the computer running by temporarily increasing the read/write speed.
How to increase ram speed in bios – some easy steps
Learn about the specifications of your memory at the beginning
Before changing the RAM speed in your BIOS, first, you need to know about your memory specifications. You can find out about it in 2 ways, first by reading from the website of the retailer/manufacturer from which you bought the memory.
Or you can find out from the manual that the retailer/manufacturer will give you the memory. The next step is to keep notes of your memory speed.
Download and install CPU-Z
I would ask you to download CPU-Z before changing the BIOS settings. After downloading and installing, open the app.
You will see several options in the interface that will come after opening the app. From there, click on the Memory tab, and you will see in the Type option whether you have set RAM.
If you see DDR in Type, then double data rate indicates. Below you can see the DRAM frequency; if it shows 666.5 MHz, RAM runs at this speed.
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Enter BIOS setup on windows
Now you need to enter the BIOS, for which you need to go to the PC’s settings menu at the beginning. From Settings Update & Security, then go to Recovery Options.
Then under Advanced Startup, you will click on Restart Now. After the PC is restarted, you will see an option called Troubleshoot; click on it. Then you will see two more options; from here, you will click on Advanced Options.
After clicking on the Advanced option, you can enter the BIOS by clicking on the UEFI Firmware settings option.
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Increase RAM speed in BIOS
After entering the BIOS, go to overclock from here, then go to DRAM Timing Mode. Then go to Advanced DRAM Timing Configuration.
From here, you can manually set the memory timing, which is 9-9-9-24 by default. Usually, if you increase the memory speed, you have to increase this timing. So you will set it according to the memory speed.
However, you can now find the DRAM frequency and go to it then you will see a drop-down list of RAM speed. You now select the correct speed for your RAM.
Now you save the settings by clicking the F10 button. Once the settings are saved, the PC will auto reboot, and it will open normally. You can now switch to CPU-Z to see if you can change your settings and save properly.
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The FAQs about Ram Speed
I have shown above step by step how you can increase your RAM speed in BIOS. If you still can’t, or if you have any information, email us. Moreover, you will find the answers to some of your important questions in our FAQ section.
Is increasing MHz good for RAM?
Good, but you have to keep in mind whether the speed is balanced with your computer’s hardware.
Why doesn’t my PC use full RAM?
Usually, this can happen if the RAM is not installed properly, so we suggest you open it and put it back properly.
What does XMP do?
This ensures the maximum speed of your RAM so you can keep it enabled from the BIOS.
How much MHz speed is good for RAM?
It depends on your RAM; for example, DDR4 memory will give you 2400 MHz speed, which is good.
Does RAM damage the PC?
No, many people think that RAM has a bad effect on the CPU, but not at all.