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How to set 890FXA-GD70 to 1600?

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One of the reasons I bought this board instead of another is because it notes that faster memory can be used with OC. The chipset is rather behind the available memory modules, so I bought PC3-12800 that should be perfectly happy to run at a rated speed of 1600.

Is there an easy way to just dial in the proper settings?

Thanks,
--John
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Go to Cell Menu
Under Advanced DRAM Configuration select FSB/DRAM Ratio
FSB/DRAM Ratio: 1/4 (for 1600 MHz RAM)
Save and Exit
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Thanks. I see that the AMD Overdrive has a BIOS (red) setting for 800. I guess it knows it's on the CELL menu instead of the normal RAM speed setting.

So, will that make it pick up the correct timings from the chip for 1600, or would I have to set all that too manually before it has any hope of booting?

Thanks,
--John
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I just did this to my 890FXA-GB70 a couple days ago. I had to manually set the 8-8-8-24 timing of my new sticks.
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What program can I run to find out the timings that are recorded for my sticks on speeds other than what it is currently configured for? I know I saw that somewhere...
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Originally Posted by JDługosz View Post
What program can I run to find out the timings that are recorded for my sticks on speeds other than what it is currently configured for? I know I saw that somewhere...
CPU-Z. Go the the SPD tab (select the correct memory slot if necessary) and usually the far right one should be the rated timings. If not, just google search the model number to find out the rated timings.
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Thanks, so far so good!

However, I see there are a lot of timing values in the BIOS, and only 4 reported by CPU-Z. Are the others important?
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