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I have 2x4 gb of corsair 1600, CL 8 8-8-8-24. When I first booted my ASUS M5A 99x I changed from 1333 to 1666 and it worked fine. Got the OP system loaded no probs. After a while it reverted back to 1333 and will not alow me to change it. Where am I stupid here.

PS. be gental I am a child in the build world. Don't you guys get tired of answering dumb questions?
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I have 2x4 gb of corsair 1600, CL 8 8-8-8-24. When I first booted my ASUS M5A 99x I changed from 1333 to 1666 and it worked fine. Got the OP system loaded no probs. After a while it reverted back to 1333 and will not alow me to change it. Where am I stupid here.
PS. be gental I am a child in the build world. Don't you guys get tired of answering dumb questions?

Pic of the BIOS screen? Whatever way you can get it. Generaly, the more info about a problem, the more we can help. Don't think I've heard of the RAM multi locking before.

Na, when we get bored we stop looking in the unawnsered section and let someone else do it till we're bored of that, then we come back. tongue.gif
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it says 666mhz in cpu-z because that's its real clockrate. DDR ram is double pumped (cycles go both ways at the same time) so the 1333 isn't mhz, it's MT/s (as in transfers per second, instead of cycles per second)

Try turning the AI Overclock tuner to manual if that's an option. That should allow you to manually adjust the settings.

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So basically I have to set all of the timings to get it to go to 1600 or 1866. Thank you. I kinda thought it would go auto to the 1600 timings but I guess that's asking too much. There is a newer bios version for this board that asus recomends for the cpu, do you think I should flash?
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it says 666mhz in cpu-z because that's its real clockrate. DDR ram is double pumped (cycles go both ways at the same time) so the 1333 isn't mhz, it's MT/s (as in transfers per second, instead of cycles per second)
Try turning the AI Overclock tuner to manual if that's an option. That should allow you to manually adjust the settings.
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Ah... No. It sends data on the on and off ticks of the clock. You can not send data both ways on a single bus, at the same time. 666Mhz is the real clock, but it transfers at 1333Mhz.


But yes, disable Auto OC, then take it out back and shoot it, it's useless. Set it to manual and chose your own settings, including memory freq.
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So basically I have to set all of the timings to get it to go to 1600 or 1866. Thank you. I kinda thought it would go auto to the 1600 timings but I guess that's asking too much. There is a newer bios version for this board that asus recomends for the cpu, do you think I should flash?

It should give you a list of what the timings would be at a given speed, or it does on my board. There should be something called an XMP or SPD profile that will automatically set all the timings/speed for the ram if the ram is rated for it. Just select the profile you want (this will only affect the RAM, unlike Auto OC)

You can if you want, just be very careful and follow all directions.
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I clicked on the OC tuner and it had a profile choice which had the correct settings for the memory there, I clicked saved and there we go.
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