Question I am confused about my ram speed

Dec 15, 2019
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Hello

I decided to build a pc about two months ago. So far I am impressed with its performance. I use it for gaming, work and everyday tasks. I have been using a laptop before and having a pc is a new experience, so I cannot tell if something's wrong, but I have recently discovered that windows task manager says that my ram is 1600mhz while it is 3200mhz. I' ve applied profile 1. I' ve seen a lot of people saying it is normal because it is dual data rate, but on friend with a similar pc to mine, task manager says that his ram is 3200mhz. Have I done something wrong? Can I fix this?
PC specs
-AMD ryzen 7 2700x
-Msi radeon rx 580 8gb
-ballistix sport 16gb 3200mhz cl16
-asus prime b450m-a/csm

thank you
 
1600mhz is real speed
difference in task manager is caused by differences in you bios, SMBIOS version 3.0 or older will report MHz, SMBIOS never than 3.0 will report in MT/s
task manager reads it from SMBIOS but incorrectly sets it as MHz
 

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Apr 30, 2019
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Hello

I decided to build a pc about two months ago. So far I am impressed with its performance. I use it for gaming, work and everyday tasks. I have been using a laptop before and having a pc is a new experience, so I cannot tell if something's wrong, but I have recently discovered that windows task manager says that my ram is 1600mhz while it is 3200mhz. I' ve applied profile 1. I' ve seen a lot of people saying it is normal because it is dual data rate, but on friend with a similar pc to mine, task manager says that his ram is 3200mhz. Have I done something wrong? Can I fix this?
PC specs
-AMD ryzen 7 2700x
-Msi radeon rx 580 8gb
-ballistix sport 16gb 3200mhz cl16
-asus prime b450m-a/csm

thank you
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DDR4-3200 means:
Double Data Rate 4 - 3200MT/s (1600MHz x2)
 

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