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Hey guys,

I recently bought 12gigs of CORSAIR Vengeance ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233146

The ram is supposed to run at 1600, but upon installing it (and monitoring CPU Z) I get an NB Frequency of 2159. MHz and a DRAM Frequency of 539 Mhz

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2169957

any help getting the speed to 1600 would be appreciated. I've been reading some people have been having trouble getting ram speeds to run correctly with my motherboard, which is a gigbyte x58a-ud3r

I am pretty new to playing with ram so please go easy on me
post #2 of 8
The reason your frequency is off is because your RAM frequency is linked to your FSB. Since you overclocked your CPu then you have to adjust your RAM multiplier so that your RAM frequency is back to what it should be. Your timings usually get set to the default 9-9-9-28 or some higher number. Those you will have to adjust manually.
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ok great, so just to clarify I will be changing the timings to 9-9-9-24- and I'm guessing 2N for the last one?
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ok great, so just to clarify I will be changing the timings to 9-9-9-24- and I'm guessing 2N for the last one?

Yea. You just want to go by the specs of the RAM.
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post #5 of 8
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well i put in the new timings and I still have a DRAM speed in the 500's according to CPU Z. am i doing/looking at something wrong here?

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2170000
post #6 of 8
That number you see is x2 for the actual speed.
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ok am I supposed to change it to 3 to get past 1600 then, since now I am only sitting at 1146?
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ok am I supposed to change it to 3 to get past 1600 then, since now I am only sitting at 1146?

Yea just up the RAM multiplier until you get around 800 on CPU-Z. That will give you 1600.
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