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Windows 7: RAM running slower than advertised

17 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
RAM running slower than advertised

I got this RAM and installed it and it works fine. On the Newegg details tab, it says, "2133MHz with headroom to allow overclocking." My BIOS says the DRAM speed is running at 1333MHz. The setting is set to auto. Is the "2133MHz" a stock clock, or do I have to overclock it to 2133MHz? I have an i7 3770k @3.5 GHz (I will eventually overclock it to 4.6GHz). Does my processor have anything to do with the RAM speed?

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17 Aug 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

XMP may pick up the speed but if not then you'll need to manually overclock it to 2133. With my Bulldozer rig and 2133 the mobo and chip held me back to around 2000+. I'm running a 3770k with 1866 and on my MSi mobo XMP handled it natively.
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17 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Pardon my ignorance, what is XMP?
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17 Aug 2013   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Look in your BIOS settings, you can set it manually or use xmp with auto or link settings
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17 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I turned the XMP thingy on and now it's at 2133MHz
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17 Aug 2013   #6

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Perfect.....makes it easy !
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17 Aug 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pen island View Post
Pardon my ignorance, what is XMP?

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