Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: new ram is acting strange. will not go to stock speed

17 Jun 2013   #1
socrgy9

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 
new ram is acting strange. will not go to stock speed

i just installed my replacement FX-8350 because the first one i had was causing BSOD's. while i was waiting on the replacement CPU, my new RAM got here. after doing my research, i've found that that new 8350's memory controller should handle stock ram speeds of 1866. i didnt want to spend too much, so i just got a single, 8Gb stick of DDR3 1866 RAM by G.Skill.

when the computer started up, i had to go into the bios because of the hardware change. i had to manually set the old ram at 1333 because that was the maximum speed my old cpu could handle. i set the ram speed to AUTO and saved and rebooted. the ram is still running at 1333. i tried manually setting it to 1866. as soon as i hit save and enter after that, the computer actually turned off fully, turned back on, and then i had to hard restart by holding the power button down. when i got it back on, it said "overclocking failed" and prompted me to enter the bios to reset the settings.

i'm not sure what's happening. my mobo supports 1866 ram, my processor supports 1866 ram, my ram IS 1866 ram, but it doesnt seem to be working.

does anyone have an idea what is wrong?

my motherboard: ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - Newegg.com

my new cpu: AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX - Newegg.com

my new ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL10S-8GBXL - Newegg.com


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
17 Jun 2013   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

Set the power profile to High Performance and see if it makes a difference.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2013   #3
socrgy9

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

do you mean in windows? or in the bios? i already always run high performance power profile in windows because i've tweaked it the way i like it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

17 Jun 2013   #4
socrgy9

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

here's some of the odd things i'm finding. its supposed to be single channel, but even if its a single ram stick, its not supposed to be that slow right?


Attached Thumbnails
new ram is acting strange. will not go to stock speed-0617131446.jpg  
Attached Images
new ram is acting strange. will not go to stock speed-capture.jpg new ram is acting strange. will not go to stock speed-capture4.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2013   #5
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi socrgy9,

The things in your screenshots are totally normal. You only have 1 stick installed so it will only run in single channel mode.
And it's DDR (Double Data Rate) memory so it is running at twice the speed shown in the shots (1333).

I can't help you with how to get it running correctly at 1866 I'm afraid as I am not very experience with AMD platforms.

Paul.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2013   #6
socrgy9

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

ok thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2013   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Ok First things first

#1 Ram stick is in the Wrong slot it is supposed to be in #0

#2 even if you are running 1866 it will default to 1333

#3 you will have to manually adjust ram to 1866 also doing so should correct this by using XMP

Now if this doesn't work you might have to use FSB to adjust it to the rated speed but that would mean over clocking and you would have to down clock the multi in order to keep the ram with in range of the target also the HT would have to be adjust to 2600 or below to insure stability

All done in the Bios in the memory settings
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2013   #8
socrgy9

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

well, actually its in the right slot. i looked in my motherboard manual and it suggests putting it in slot A2 if using a single stick. i went in the bios and looked around a bit and found the SPD information page. using what that suggested, i went in and set the ram speed to 1866, and set the timings to 10-11-10-30 and a tRC of 40 with a command rate of 2T and it seems that did the trick. i did a little digging and apparently many new high performance memories boot initially at a slower speed and you have to go in and set the higher speed manually. my thing is, why? why is it advertised as being a stock speed of 1866 when, to get that speed, i have to manually set it up? IMO, if it says that's what speed it is, that's what it should be when i plug it in.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2013   #9
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by socrgy9 View Post
well, actually its in the right slot. i looked in my motherboard manual and it suggests putting it in slot A2 if using a single stick. i went in the bios and looked around a bit and found the SPD information page. using what that suggested, i went in and set the ram speed to 1866, and set the timings to 10-11-10-30 and a tRC of 40 with a command rate of 2T and it seems that did the trick. i did a little digging and apparently many new high performance memories boot initially at a slower speed and you have to go in and set the higher speed manually. my thing is, why? why is it advertised as being a stock speed of 1866 when, to get that speed, i have to manually set it up? IMO, if it says that's what speed it is, that's what it should be when i plug it in.
Yeah unfortunately that is how it is for both intel and AMD
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2013   #10
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yes, it's the motherboards that default ram to 1333mhz.

Glad you got it working any way.

Paul.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 new ram is acting strange. will not go to stock speed




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
My new i7 4790 is overheating at stock speed
Hi I have my new PC - they built it for me in the shop - but I think the stock CPU cooler is mounted fine as the idle temperature is around 29-33C. But when I render videos it becomes extremely hot, around 86C. I found out that the voltage level is very high. It's around 1.155 at 3.8ghz and...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Help please, laptop acting very strange
About a month ago my laptop would not boot up at all. It would just go to a "windows shut down unexpectedly and when I tried to start windows normally it would not boot up at all. So I chose go back to last know configuration and it booted up. Since then I have had several unexpected shutdowns with...
BSOD Help and Support
my pc is acting strange?
hi guys,im new to this page,and i,m a bit afraid on my situation.I,ve been having problems with my computer,the 1 sign is that the cd/dvd drive opens and closes by itself like when i open the cd/dvd drive it closes by itself,like someone or something is telling to do that,and it happens when i,m...
General Discussion
Computer Acting Very Strange
I remember my old computer used to do this (Now it's in the closet) The thing is, my computer is acting really slow when it shouldn't be. I can tell when it's being slow because when i open windows of programs it makes the program jump down, or jump open really fast like it ran across the...
Performance & Maintenance
My computer is acting very strange! Help....
Hi Guys, You know when you're downloading something, you can hear the computer working and the light on the Pc keeps blinking. Well, my computer is doing this onstop so I figure that something is wrong. I tried to looked for virus so I did some scan with "Malwarebytes", "MSE Anti-virus" & "Spybot"...
System Security
Pc acting very strange
Hi guys, On my sisters pc, I press the button to turn on but the only thing that starts is the processor and the graphic card fans spins up, the HD doesnt or the dvd drive wont open and the screen doesnt come on either just acts like its in standby (by that I mean the light flashes). its very...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:03.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App