Why is my RAM speed lower than advertised?


I have 32 Gbs of DDR4 advertised at 3200 MHz but when in task manager, it is displaying as only being 2400MHz. I just built this PC, did I do something wrong? and how can I fix it?


Here is some details about my set up

RAM: TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta RGB DDR4 32GB (2x16GB) 3200MHz (PC4-25600) 

Motherboard: ASROCK B450 GAMING ITX/AC



  • MapGuy11
    I have this happen too totally normal. What you want to do is go into your bios and change the ddr4 ram speed to advertised. It is running at 2400 since that is the stock speed. This should help mine is listed as D.O.C.P XMP I think is Intel. Yes this video is old but has a point. https://youtu.be/NTWEzTV8B54 
  • PowerSpec_MikeW
    PowerSpec_MikeW PowerSpec Engineer
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    MapGuy11 is right on here. You have your JEDEC speeds. 2133, 2400, 2666 and recently 2933. When the motherboard POST's it's going to train to a JEDEC standard frequency and timing. From here you're going to need to load your XMP profile to overclock the memory easily, and beyond that you can overclock it manually. 

    If you want to see what profiles are stored on the stick, run CPU-Z: https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

    All that information will be listed on the SPD tab.
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