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Help with Corsair xms3 1333 8gb(2x4gb) RAM

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Hello everyone, I've been having some trouble with my corsair xms3 8GB (2x4 GB) memory. I ran maxxmem2 benchmark to see how the memory did against other memories of the same magnitude, and was shocked to see how poorly mine did. Here's the results of the maxxmem2 benchmark:

It gets 409.5 marks, which is terrible for ddr3 memory. I'm running it at the default settings of 1333 MHz, 9-9-9-24 timings, and 1.5v

I'm extremely confused as to why my memory sucks so bad, because it is the only component of my rig holding it back.

Here's my CPU-Z S/S:


Thanks for your help!


My rig is:
CPU- AMD Phenom 1090t ii x6 @ 3.2ghz
RAM- Corsair XMS3 1333mhz 8gb (CMX8GX3M2A1333C9)
GPU- nvidia geforce gtx560 ti
HDs- 1tb WD, and 500GB seagate
mobo- Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 rev 2.0
PSU- cooler master 600W
cooled on air
Edited by Randed - 5/10/11 at 3:21pm
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post #2 of 8
Because the timing sucks.
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Because the timing sucks.
advice?
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Phenom ii x6 1090T 4 GHz Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 Geforce GTX560 TI Twin Frozr Corsair XMS3 8 GB 1333 MHz 
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post #4 of 8
You can try lowering the timing or buy some new ones.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 2TB Plextor Black Blu-ray Burner Phenom II X4 stock Cooler Windows 10 
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SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 2TB Plextor Black Blu-ray Burner Phenom II X4 stock Cooler Windows 10 
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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post
You can try lowering the timing or buy some new ones.
what timing do you think i should lower it to?
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Phenom ii x6 1090T 4 GHz Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 Geforce GTX560 TI Twin Frozr Corsair XMS3 8 GB 1333 MHz 
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1TB WD, 500GB seagate Windows 7 premium Cooler Master 600w 
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post #6 of 8
try overclocking northbridge this will raise your memory score
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post #7 of 8
That looks pretty normal to me. My recommendation is stop benchmarking non performance ram and just use your computer. I have Mushkin 2x4gb with similar timing and i think it benchmarks even worse then yours does, but my rig does perfectly fine at gaming and photo editing/processing so its no big deal.
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Phenom II x4 955 BE Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 HIS ATI Radeon HD 5830 Turbo 2x4gb mushkin 2x4gb Corsair 1333mhz cas 9 
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Phenom II x4 955 BE Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 HIS ATI Radeon HD 5830 Turbo 2x4gb mushkin 2x4gb Corsair 1333mhz cas 9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Spinpoint F3 1tb, Seagate Black 1tb LG BD-RE & Asus DVD-R DL RW Vista x64 Acer 1440 x 900, HP 1600x900 
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post #8 of 8
Eh.... 1333 CL9
Low end, I wouldn't be surprised to see such a low score here.
Upping the NB speed can help unlock some bandwidth though

Many better 2x4GB DDR3-1600 kits for lower prices by the way :/ they usually are always cheaper than any 1333 CL9
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