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Windows 7: RAM help

07 Jun 2011   #1
Phrosen

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
RAM help

Hi.
I need help with my RAM.
I am not sure if there's even a problem.. My brother pointed out that I had 1066Mhz on my RAM. He thought I had 1600Mhz. He believes that there's "some setting in BIOS that is wrong" - meaning I SHOULD have 1600Mhz, but only get 1066Mhz.
PS. I don't mean overclocking.

1. Is he right about the BIOS setting?

I have the following RAM (according to Everest):
3x Corsair XMS3 CM3X2G1600C9 | 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (9-9-9-24 @ 666 MHz) (8-8-8-22 @ 592 MHz) (6-6-6-16 @ 444 MHz)
(I don't know what these numbers mean.)

2. Are these types of RAM supposed to have 1600Mhz?

3. (If yes on question 1 and 2) How can I change it so that I get 1600Mhz out of my RAM?


Thanks in advance. =)


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07 Jun 2011   #2
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

It would help if you would download CPUz free and post screenshots of the memory tab and the spd tab. A Preferred Method of Uploading/Posting Screen Shots. That way we can see what memory you have and the speed it is running.
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07 Jun 2011   #3
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello Phrosen,

Where are you getting all these numbers from?
I would believe Everest that you have 1333 ddr3 RAM. What does; CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting say??
I have posted mine so that you can compare.


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07 Jun 2011   #4
Phrosen

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Here are my screenshots from CPUZ:

EDIT: Btw. I have my three RAM sticks in Slot 1, 3 and 5. -Is that ok? (They all show the same results.)




EDIT: I believe these are the results you were looking for, pooch?

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07 Jun 2011   #5
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok everything is running normally: have a look at this; My RAM Query - Overclockers Forums
It gets explained quite nicely
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07 Jun 2011   #6
Phrosen

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

So what's my speed and what is it supposed to be?
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07 Jun 2011   #7
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The speed will be written on the RAM itself I believe that you do have 1600MHz RAM and it is running at 1333MHz which is correct. The link I posted above should make this clear, while at the same time explaining to you how to increase the speed, if that is what you want. Personally I doubt that you will notice a difference.
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07 Jun 2011   #8
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry Phrosen This is quite confusing But I have misread some of what you have posted your RAM is running at 1600MHz I have now read several times through the link that I posted and what I am trying to say is to check in the BIOS for your RAM speed and manually enter 1600 MHz if it is not already shown
The problem is apparently caused by a limitation in the X58 MB's and like I have written before it does get explained in the link I posted
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07 Jun 2011   #9
Phrosen

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'll try that.
What if my motherboard/BIOS is automatically controlling the RAM speeds?
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07 Jun 2011   #10
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When you start the PC the speed should be shown on the BIOS screens, it should also be displayed on the main BIOS page.
Your BIOS will be automatically controlling the speed but if it is wrong you can just change from Auto to 1600MHz leaving all the other settings on Auto so that you do not have to manually enter all the RAM details.
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