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I'm working on my first overclock at the moment, taking it slowly and learning how things work.

So right now while running Prime95 Blend one of the cores had a rounding error after about 30 min. I then ran Small FTT for about 2 hours without any errors so now I want to run Memtest86+ to see if it's my RAM that's producing the error. Memtest86+ seems to read my RAM speed wrong though.

Here are my OC settings:
332

This is what Memtest86+ shows:
377

So while the Memory Clock is set to 5.33 the RAM is operating at 666Mhz (DDR1333) because I've raised the CPU Frequency to 250Mhz. Memtest86+ is showing the RAM as 533Mhz (DDR1067). So how does Memtest86+ get this figure?

I'm assuming Memtest86+ is just reading the Memory Clock setting which is 5.33 and then reporting my RAM as 533Mhz (DDR1067) while it's actually running at the speed reported by the BIOS and CPU-Z 666Mhz (DDR1333) and that I can ignore the inconsistency. But since I'm no expert at these things I thought I'd ask here for some second opinions. I just want to make sure the RAM is actually running at the same speed/settings in Memtest86+ as it was when I had the error in Prime95 and not the Memtest86+ reported speed of 533Mhz (DDR1067).
Edited by ConB@s - 1/29/12 at 7:25am
    
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Perhaps Memtest86+ is running the RAM at 1067 MHz. if that is what is programmed into the SPD on the DIMM for the boot frequency?
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Memtest just reads wrong plain and simple. It was always like this for me as well.
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Memtest just reads wrong plain and simple. It was always like this for me as well.

I don't believe your statement is accurate even if it may read incorrectly for you.
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I don't believe your statement is accurate even if it may read incorrectly for you.

Memtest is far from being perfect and quite often shows information is incorrect.
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Memtest is far from being perfect and quite often shows information is incorrect.

No one said it was perfect but I don't find it delivering incorrect info. very often in all the testing that I do on many different PC systems.
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