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Windows 7: New ram installed, cant get voltage/frequency to stick.

14 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
New ram installed, cant get voltage/frequency to stick.

Hi, i've just installed 8GB OCZ Gold DDR2 RAM on my Asus P5Q Pro Turbo board, the timings on the RAM state PC8500 1066Mhz 5-5-6@2.10v. I have checked in the BIOS and the frequency was set to auto and the voltage was also set to auto, I have set these to 1066 and 2.10 respectively but when I checked with CPU-Z it reports frequency 534.9 and voltage 1.80. I made sure I saved the changes before i exited the bios.

Any thoughts or input would be appreciated.


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14 Jan 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Don't forget that the first D in DDR stands for double. Also CPUz always shows the actual bus speed, which in your case would be 533 for 1066 ram, and yours is slightly higher at 534.9.
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14 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Thanks stormy, so the figures im seeing are correct? is it right that it is running at 1.80v rather than the specified 2.10?

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14 Jan 2012   #4

Win7 Home Premium x64 W10Pro&Home

Check ur power options in control panel and make sure you are set on High Performance....
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14 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Is it not the bios that controls the voltage supplied to the ram slots?
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 New ram installed, cant get voltage/frequency to stick.

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