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RAM could by physically bad ... does any error occur at 1600MHz?
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post #12 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tompsonn View Post

RAM could by physically bad ... does any error occur at 1600MHz?

I haven't yet tested at 1600 MHz, but I may do that tonight.
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by lukeman3000 View Post

I haven't yet tested at 1600 MHz, but I may do that tonight.

Your RAM should run fine and without error at 1866MHz as that is what it is rated for so any errors, might want to RMA that kit anyway.
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Also, should I be buying for SPD or tested speed?

For example, this G.Skill has a SPD of 1600MHz, but is tested at 1866MHz.

If I really want a stable 1866MHz, should I buy RAM with a SPD of 1866MHz, or should it matter?

I recently bought 8GB Corsair Vengeance low profile RAM with the intention of returning the G.Skill. I like the form factor of the Corsair better.

But I recently discovered that even though the Corsair is advertised as 1600MHz, it actually has a SPD of 1333MHz (or something similar), though the 1600MHz is the tested speed.

That said, I will have to enter the bios and either use the XMP Profile or manually set the timings and voltages to run at 1600MHz.

Is this ok, or not desirable? I kind of just wanted a plug and play 1600MHz kit without having to alter the bios, but if there is no disadvantage, whatever.

The reason I'm apprehensive about this Corsair is because with my current G.Skill, any kind of overclocking results in at least 10 additional seconds to my boot time. I wonder if this is standard or just being caused by a potential bad stick of RAM..

That's why I wanted RAM with a SPD of 1600MHz because I didn't want to increase my boot time by altering voltages and timings. But hopefully that's just a product of bad RAM.
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