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Windows 7: RAM Timings

29 Aug 2011   #11
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

When you buy ram, it often does not run at the stated speed out of the box.
For safety and stability reasons, motherboards are built to down clock the ram, if necessary.
Your ram will run at 1600 MHz, but you have to change the timings in the BIOS.

If you look at your CPU-Z, it will give you the timings that your RAM will run at.
Notice the timings, frequency and the voltage that it recommends.

In my example, when I bought my RAM, it was advertised as 8-8-8-21, DDR3 1333, 1.5V.
Every motherboard I've tried it in, runs it at 9-9-9-24, with is great, because if it ran at the advertised 8-8-8-21, it would run at 592 MHz or double the data rate, 1184.

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29 Aug 2011   #12
manolz

Windows 7 x64
 
 





The CPU NB Freq only goes up to 10
my CPU Freq is set at 200
I went along to the DRAM freq and increased it to x8.00 to run at 1600mhz, my CPUZ shows the ram speed it's running at.
Correct me if I'm wrong but my RAM still isn't running at 1600 (It's running at 800mhz I believe?)
Thanks, I'd like it to run at at least 1333mhz.
Also, You were saying how the RAM is running at 1066mhz and to remove those sticks, The RAM i've purchased is 1600mhz (PSD32G 16002 1600mhz CL9), whys is running so slow?
Do I have to discard all my sticks and buy new ones to run into the same problem again?, Can I OC?
thanks
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29 Aug 2011   #13
manolz

Windows 7 x64
 
 

my max bandwidth is PC3-8500F (533mhz)
whys this?
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29 Aug 2011   #14
manolz

Windows 7 x64
 
 



any comments?
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29 Aug 2011   #15
manolz

Windows 7 x64
 
 

If I can get some advice ASAP would be appreciated, I need to know whether I need new RAM that will run at the timings listed (AMD RAM) or If these sticks I have currently can be made to run at 1333 / 1600mhz speeds (their both 1600 mhz sticks)
thanks.
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29 Aug 2011   #16
manolz

Windows 7 x64
 
 

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29 Aug 2011   #17
manolz

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Ok

here are my RAM timings for my OLD ram, Patriot PSD32G


here is my everest benchmark


my questions at the moment are.

is this ram i'm running now currently running at 1600mhz Properly?
If so, Should I buy another 2 of the same identical sticks i'm running now for my upgrade?

The above screenshots in my previous posts are results from the sektor5 sticks, (they're not running at full capacity)
any advice with what to do would be great

if these sticks (psd32g) aren't running at their full speed i'll happily buy new sticks (8gb,amd)
seems i'm running into too many complications, these sektor5 sticks aren't putting out 1600mhz, and i'm unsure as to whether these patriot sticks are putting out 1600mhz either so i'm happy to buy compatible sticks that will do the job without bottleneck
feedback is appreciated, if i could get some direction sometime today it would be great so i can get to work with ram for my pc
ty
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29 Aug 2011   #18
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Manolz, you have a AMD motherboard. Your memory controller is in your CPU. The memory controller sets the speed of the ram. An AMD system will set your frequency at either 1066 or 1333 automatically. The only way to make it run faster than that is to overclock your system which can damage the memory controller and other components in your system. When you look at CPUz the memory tab shows what your ram is running at now. You have DDR ram which means double data rate. So, if the memory tab in CPUz says your ram is running at 533, that means it is at 1066 (DDR 533 X 2 = 1066) You said yourself that your max frequency is 533. Max means that is the fastest it will run unless you overclock your ram which I am not going to tell you how to do. The problem is not your ram, it is your memory controller. On the side of the sticks of ram are the timings and voltage. Read those and set your voltage at what the sticks say. I think your ram voltage (Dram voltage in your bios) should be 1.65 but look and see. Your motherboard has set the voltage at 1.5V. I believe, if you change your dram voltage to 1.65 and set your timings at 9-9-9-24 that will be as fast as your system will run it without overclocking. As has been explained to you by several people here, just because your ram is rated at a certain speed does not mean your motherboard will run it at that speed, what it means is that the ram is capable of those speeds not that your system will run it that fast.
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29 Aug 2011   #19
manolz

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Ok thanks for the reply, I'll follow these steps and report back.
thanks
manolz
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29 Aug 2011   #20
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manolz View Post
Ok

here are my RAM timings for my OLD ram, Patriot PSD32G


here is my everest benchmark


my questions at the moment are.

is this ram i'm running now currently running at 1600mhz Properly?
If so, Should I buy another 2 of the same identical sticks i'm running now for my upgrade?

The above screenshots in my previous posts are results from the sektor5 sticks, (they're not running at full capacity)
any advice with what to do would be great

if these sticks (psd32g) aren't running at their full speed i'll happily buy new sticks (8gb,amd)
seems i'm running into too many complications, these sektor5 sticks aren't putting out 1600mhz, and i'm unsure as to whether these patriot sticks are putting out 1600mhz either so i'm happy to buy compatible sticks that will do the job without bottleneck
feedback is appreciated, if i could get some direction sometime today it would be great so i can get to work with ram for my pc
ty
According to the screenshot of CPUz your ram is running at 1600. remember it is double data rate so multiply the frequency X 2.
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