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Windows 7: How do you set RAM speeds in bios?

05 Nov 2010   #1
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
How do you set RAM speeds in bios?

I have "Kingston 6GB DDR3 1600Mhz RAM - TRI - Tall Heatsink ram",in the bios of my "ASUS P6X58D Premium, LGA1366, PCI-E, SATA 6, USB 3.0" motherboard in the bios it reads the ram speed as 1066,but its 1600 ram,so i heard you can change it in the bios but apparantly you need to change,speed,timings,voltages and so on according to the ram and motherboard. I have no idea how so if anyone can help me with this i would apreceate it.All i basicaly wan't is to have the ram run at 1600 as indicated on the box.The motherboard came with an asus overclocking tool called turbo v.But i am not at all educated in using it or overclocking my stuff.Any help would be gratefull. Thanx


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05 Nov 2010   #2
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Your bios automatically auto detects the best operating speed for the ram...
By any chance if you have a digital camera and can upload pictures of your bios we may be able to guide you int the right spot.
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05 Nov 2010   #3
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanx Ok,cool,i cant now,at work.But will later.Do you know anything about that turbo-v program?
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05 Nov 2010   #4
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

I know its something for the i-7 that's about it... It will be about another 6 months to a year before I can start my new build...
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05 Nov 2010   #5
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Oh,okay but i will upload pics asap
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05 Nov 2010   #6
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

In an new Asus (AMI) Bios you will have the "Ai Tweaker" on the second tab.
Scroll down to the line for "DRAM Frequency" and choose "DDR3-1600MHz" from the pop up list.

You will see a note in the right hand column that says: "For a 'Locked' CPU, only DDR3-800 and DDR3-1066 can work"
Ignore this. Leave all the other settings on BIOS default. The motherboard increases the frequency by changing the multiplier and does not change or affect the CPU clock. So it is easy and painless.
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05 Nov 2010   #7
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Nice,i thought i had to do a bunch of stuff,thanx.Will try it,so nothing can go wrong there?
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05 Nov 2010   #8
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Well of course things can go wrong!

If the RAM is buggy and can't run at 1600 then Windows will get cranky and bluescreen and maybe not even load.

But if that happens you just go back in the BIOS and change it back!
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