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Windows 7: Memory running at 1333Mhz instead of 1600 Mhz

25 Jun 2015   #11
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
There's no risk on setting the XMP profile to run your RAM at 1600MHz. I have the Kingston HyperX Genesis and had to set my XMP profile to run at 1600MHz as it was only running at 1333MHz. 1333MHz is the default setting that RAM will run at when installed, that's what XMP profiles are there for.
But that would be overclocking according to this...

The Intel® Extreme Memory Profile

Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP) allows you to overclock compatible DDR3/DDR4 memory to perform beyond standard specifications. It’s designed to enhance the gaming features built into Intel® technology–based PCs. If you like to overclock and squeeze as much performance from your PC as possible, then memory based on Intel XMP gives you that extra edge you need to dominate—without breaking a sweat.1

Intel and Overclocking DDR3/DDR4 Memory

I don't want to overclock specially if i won't notice any difference.

So the imacs are a little overclocked by default?


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25 Jun 2015   #12
CountryBumkin

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

See the spec sheet for your memory http://www.kingston.com/datasheets/HX316C10F_8.pdf
It says you want it to run at 1600MHz you have to set the timing to CL10-10-10 (9-9-9 is 1333MHz)

Also see chapter 3.4 of your manual http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/...461.1435255682
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25 Jun 2015   #13
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smiths22 View Post
Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP) allows you to overclock compatible DDR3/DDR4 memory to perform beyond standard specifications.
1333MHz is standard specifications. The RAM is manufactured to run at 1600MHz, overclocking is pretty poor wording for it in this instance. Mine's been running at 1600MHz for over two years and it's fine.
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25 Jun 2015   #14
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smiths22 View Post
Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP) allows you to overclock compatible DDR3/DDR4 memory to perform beyond standard specifications.
1333MHz is standard specifications. The RAM is manufactured to run at 1600MHz, overclocking is pretty poor wording for it in this instance. Mine's been running at 1600MHz for over two years and it's fine.
Got it, it might be a very little overclocking but nothing to worry about also i won't notice the difference, thanks guys.

Hey Boozad do you know if the imacs are overclocked at 1600 Mhz by default or the new haswell architecture has those memory speeds by default?

Check this image, DDR3 /1600Mhz

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25 Jun 2015   #15
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

It's not the Haswell architecture, I'm running an i7-4790k (previously an i5-4670k) and I had to set the XMP profile both times. I don't really know much about iMacs to be honest so I couldn't say whether they have XMP profiles or whether the RAM is set manually.
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25 Jun 2015   #16
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

kk thanks guess i'm gonna give it a try at that speed.
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