I just did my first new build and it has the new UEFI bios, which I'm not familiar with. One of the things I noticed is that some of the settings for my RAM are incorrect. I had seen somewhere else on the internet a post where the guy had my same mobo and RAM and was complaining it was a challenge to get the speed set correctly. That the manufacturer had even told him he had to leave it at a lower setting. He mentioned how he got it set right but didn't go into detail about how to do it.
I don't really want ot overclock anything but I would like to get everything set according to spec. I was hoping someone could help me.
The memory I have: http://patriotmemory.com/products/detailp.jsp?prodline=5&catid=34&prodgroupid=194&id=1042&type=1
And the motherboard: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A99X_EVO/#specifications
I made 3 calls to Asus tonight and the guy sounds like he doesn't know what he's talking about. Once I get the guy past the fact that it is 'supposed' to be set at 1.65V and 1866 MHz, past trying ot cop-out on me, he's obviously just guessing at what to do.
I see that, in advanced mode, under the ai tweaker menu, the 5th item up is "DRAM Voltage". By highlighting that item you can type in 1.65 on the keyboard. Then if you click exit > save settings and reset, it does, but when you go back and look at that field it is back to where it started (at 1.5V).
At newegg (where I bought the memory) the folks under the "reviews" tab for this product are saying they're having trouble getting the right speed setting. One guy says something about having to set the voltage properly first then the entry will show up in the drop down menu for the 1866 speed. He doesn't give any detail on how he did it though. Here's the link to the product on newegg
You can see what's being said in the feedback tab.
I'm also going to open a support ticket with the manufacturer as soon as I submit this. Just was hoping you guys might have some information for me.
Thanks in advance.
PS: I also noticed something odd (which I changed) - there's another area that has to do with memory settings: advanced > Northbridge > memory configuration. It has a field, "ECC Mode". That was enabled by default. I disabled it but it didn't help my cause with the other things.