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Windows 7: Ram does not show right speed. HMMMM

05 Jul 2011   #1
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 
Ram does not show right speed. HMMMM

Please have a look at my CPU-Z validation which shows you my current sys specs.

Why are both my ram sticks under clocked, it is meant to be 800MHz?

CPU-Z Validation >>> http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1895577

Mobo Info >>>>>>>> http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...l=n68c-s%20ucc


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05 Jul 2011   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

What does SPD say for both sticks? I notice that you are running with 2 different makes and sizes.
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05 Jul 2011   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Might have something to do with it running on a 3:4 multiplier. Go into the bios and set it to either auto or 1:1 (400MHzDDR2_800 as it shows in the manual) to get it to the correct speed.
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05 Jul 2011   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I can see that board has bios updates, but I can't for the life of me find out where you actually get them as they are not listed on the normal download page.
ASRock > Products > Motherboard > N68C-S UCC > Download
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05 Jul 2011   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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05 Jul 2011   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

True, mismatched RAM stick can cause problems. Try removing the 2GB one and see what it rates. Then put it back and use the 4GB stick, test again. Try bumping your bus up one or two Mhz at a time to see if you are still stable.
Your board specs say it supports DDR3 but you're using DDR2.
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05 Jul 2011   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Both actually Britton,

Quote:
- Dual Channel DDR3/DDR2 memory technology*
- 2 x DDR3 DIMM slots**
- Supports DDR3 1600/1333/1066/800 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 8GB***
- 2 x DDR2 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR2 1066****/800/667/533 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 8GB***
Asrock is funny (or innovative depending on your point of view) for that sort of thing. Sort of like their old AMD socket 939 board (939Dual-SATA2) that had a 939 socket on and DDR slots on it, and a slot for putting in a daughter board to use with an AM2 CPU (as well as changing a bunch of jumpers) and DDR2.
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05 Jul 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Stormy, I'll put my glasses on. ...and check the spec page too.
That is funny though.
Maybe the sticks are in the wrong slot, or one at least. hmm, maybe it wouldn't POST if that were the case.
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05 Jul 2011   #9
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Would fit anyway, they're notched differently,

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05 Jul 2011   #10
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Might have something to do with it running on a 3:4 multiplier. Go into the bios and set it to either auto or 1:1 (400MHzDDR2_800 as it shows in the manual) to get it to the correct speed.
Just done what you said, and now look lol.

Cheers m8 http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1895722
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