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post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hey,
Ram: Corsair vengeance 1600mhz ram

I'm new to overclocking just built a computer which i hope can get me started into it.

Problem: My ram clocks at 1336 instead of what its supposed to be clocked at, i understand i need to set the ram at a XMA setting in my bios to reach the speed its designed for how ever the following happened

When i first installed my divers and such i had installed easy tune 6, gigabytes 1 stop overclocking software. (i now realize this software isn't what i should be using and have removed it). I had opened it and set it to the yellow setting 3.8ghz and i think a ram oc as well, after a while it blue screen my computer, so i when into the bios and restored the bios to default settings. When started et6 requested access to open so i did, (i think my problem was doing this). I then decided to restart and oc the ram in the bios manually (i believe et6 decided to try ocing to the yellow setting again at the time i hadn't checked but would make sense) i restarted (hit delete to enter the bios) and set the memory profile to XMA (1600Mhz) and save & contuine. After loading windows i started vantage the first airplane test started 10seconds in the system blue screened, i didn't record the message i should've, and believe it was the ram oc so on boot i reset the bio again. It loaded up and i allow et6 to open again (again should've have) and it seemed to work fine ran a benchmark no crash decided to restart to make sure and it bluescreened after restarting, so i reset the bios and disabled et6 when it asked for premission, and then googled the problem i found people saying et6 isn't good and tends to **** up so i uninstalled it and have had no problems since.



Question:

My question is if i try ocing the ram again to the XMA profile should i expect a bluescreen or was it ET6 in the background messing this up?

I haven't tried yet because i decided BF3 was more fun the bluescreens lol, but bf3 crashes or goes black sometimes but that's a different problem i hear, video drivers or the program its self, i have the latest drivers so i believe its bf3 unless i'm wrong.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K  Z77 Sabertooth EVGA GTX 680 SOC Corsair Vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Agility 3 OCZ hitachi  Samsung POS Corsair H100 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 64bit Samsung 2ms 21.5" Corsair 750M Corsair Obsidian 650D  
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K  Z77 Sabertooth EVGA GTX 680 SOC Corsair Vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Agility 3 OCZ hitachi  Samsung POS Corsair H100 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 64bit Samsung 2ms 21.5" Corsair 750M Corsair Obsidian 650D  
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post #2 of 5
Nope, you should definitely be able to set your RAM to advised settings with no issues. If you haven't already... reset your settings to default (in the BIOS). Once you've done that, set your RAM speed to 1600. Make sure the timings are set to what they're advised as (for example, my Vengeance kit is: 9-9-9-24 with a command rate of 2t @ 1.5v).
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Alright, When i get home I'll try that. Should i try using the profile listed as XMA or manually adjust those settings?
 
First System
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K  Z77 Sabertooth EVGA GTX 680 SOC Corsair Vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Agility 3 OCZ hitachi  Samsung POS Corsair H100 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 64bit Samsung 2ms 21.5" Corsair 750M Corsair Obsidian 650D  
  hide details  
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First System
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K  Z77 Sabertooth EVGA GTX 680 SOC Corsair Vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Agility 3 OCZ hitachi  Samsung POS Corsair H100 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 64bit Samsung 2ms 21.5" Corsair 750M Corsair Obsidian 650D  
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post #4 of 5
I would go ahead and try manually adjusting the settings first to what is specified
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
I manually adjusted the settings last night and it works well, just didn't see a difference on vantage, but i assume thats expected since its not a ram bench mark
 
First System
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K  Z77 Sabertooth EVGA GTX 680 SOC Corsair Vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Agility 3 OCZ hitachi  Samsung POS Corsair H100 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 64bit Samsung 2ms 21.5" Corsair 750M Corsair Obsidian 650D  
  hide details  
Reply
 
First System
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K  Z77 Sabertooth EVGA GTX 680 SOC Corsair Vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Agility 3 OCZ hitachi  Samsung POS Corsair H100 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 64bit Samsung 2ms 21.5" Corsair 750M Corsair Obsidian 650D  
  hide details  
Reply
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