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  1. Posts : 21,007
    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #1751

    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    The closest I plan on coming to overclocking is raising my RAM to 1600MHz (which I did before installing the OS).
    Wise decision from one who admittedly is not terribly knowledgeable on these things . I have 2400Mhz capable sticks in my Ivy and I run them at 1866Mhz but in all honesty when the machine has defaulted to 1333Mhz at times (Asus feature) I found it really did not make that much difference.

    In fact I cannot find any or much evidence for using high clock speeds on the RAM - as an ordinary run of the mill user.

    I did a fair bit of research through the G Skill forum before I bought my RAM and that was the general consensus of feeling there and what I base my comments on.
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  2. Posts : 3,118
    Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
       #1752

    ICit2lol said:
    has defaulted to 1333Mhz at times (Asus feature).
    Correct me if i'm wrong but doesn't all/ most ram default to 1333Mhz? I thought that was the standard SDP.
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  3. Posts : 7,470
    Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
       #1753

    That should be correct all ram defaults at 1333mhz but the CPU memory controller like amd can run native 1866 intel I think is 1600 could be wrong but Overclocking Intel Boards do much better and have more memory options
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  4. Posts : 3,118
    Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
       #1754

    I thought as much Cheers chap. I thought i may have given bad advice in the past lol.
    Yeah i've looked at some bios's on intel boards. i thought mine was complicated 2 totally different beasts ent they.
    Last edited by ganjiry; 26 Mar 2013 at 06:31.
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  5. Posts : 21,007
    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #1755

    Well you learn something new every day I had no idea that this was the case to be absolutely honest:)


    I was just supposing that it was the Asus board. I have not had a board yet that can support over 1333Mhz so that makes it that much clearer now.
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  6. Posts : 3,118
    Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
       #1756

    Yup learn something new everyday, check my sig
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  7. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #1757

    ganjiry said:
    ICit2lol said:
    has defaulted to 1333Mhz at times (Asus feature).
    Correct me if i'm wrong but doesn't all/ most ram default to 1333Mhz? I thought that was the standard SDP.
    Ivy Bridge and Bulldozer (AM3+) default to 1600, if at least 1600 ram is installed.
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  8. Posts : 5,915
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #1758

    RAM


    Yes most Ram is 1333. Even when we buy 1600 or whatever it's actually 1333 by JEDEC standard, the merely add the timings to the profile (xmp) and sell it as 1600.

    And thanks for the link for the other coolers guys




    This is my ram shown in CPU-Z it's 1333 with an 1600 XMP profile.
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  9. Posts : 3,300
    Win7 Home Premium 64x
       #1759

    So I am at work, but have RAM that appears to be clocked at 1333 is there a guide or resource anywhere on what I can do to get this up to 1600?

    System isn't in my specs.

    here are specs:
    Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD

    CPU: AMD FX-6200 Zambezi 3.8GHz (4.1GHz Turbo)
    Heatsink: COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

    RAM: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000)

    GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5

    PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular
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  10. Posts : 599
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #1760

    Dude said:
    Yes most Ram is 1333. Even when we buy 1600 or whatever it's actually 1333 by JEDEC standard, the merely add the timings to the profile (xmp) and sell it as 1600.

    And thanks for the link for the other coolers guys




    This is my ram shown in CPU-Z it's 1333 with an 1600 XMP profile.
    Dude, on your second pic I am seeing DRAM FREQ as 800.0 Mhz x2=1600 You can always go into the bios and see what your ram is running. Mines is running 1600, says so in BIOS plus I am running a AMD FX-6100 CPU, which does just fine with 1600Mhz ram. You can also check your mobo specification page, it tells you what your mobo can support. For example, on my mobo page it says *Support for DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules (Note 2)*

    *(Note 2) To support a DDR3 1866 MHz (and above) memory, you must install an AMD AM3+ CPU first.*
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