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Hello,

Just got a RAM upgrade for my laptop, an HP G6:

AMD A8 3500M - Radeon 6620G
6GB DDR3 ( 2GB + 4GB) 1333MHz
128GB Crucial M4 + 500GB HDD


I've made a lot of changes in the past - changed the A4 for an A8, and swapped the DVD drive for an SSD.
I have recently purchased some HyperX memory at 1866MHz to try to improve the performance of the integrated GPU, specifically, this kit:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004XZ8ZQE/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

However upon installing it, it is only running at 1333MHz, according to CPU-Z.
I ran the Unigine Heaven Benchmark, and my score remains at about 435 points, so the upgrade has only increased the memory amount, not the speed.


Is there anyway that I can change this through a tool or software within Windows?
Being an HP, the BIOS is very limiting in terms of these settings.
I have updated the BIOS to the latest version (October 2012) but still no luck.


Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by Kyronn94 View Post

Hello,

Just got a RAM upgrade for my laptop, an HP G6:

AMD A8 3500M - Radeon 6620G
6GB DDR3 ( 2GB + 4GB) 1333MHz
128GB Crucial M4 + 500GB HDD


I've made a lot of changes in the past - changed the A4 for an A8, and swapped the DVD drive for an SSD.
I have recently purchased some HyperX memory at 1866MHz to try to improve the performance of the integrated GPU, specifically, this kit:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004XZ8ZQE/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

However upon installing it, it is only running at 1333MHz, according to CPU-Z.
I ran the Unigine Heaven Benchmark, and my score remains at about 435 points, so the upgrade has only increased the memory amount, not the speed.


Is there anyway that I can change this through a tool or software within Windows?
Being an HP, the BIOS is very limiting in terms of these settings.
I have updated the BIOS to the latest version (October 2012) but still no luck.


Thanks in advance.


This is something that can only be done threw BIOS
-ROG
post #3 of 20
I believe it can only run at 1866 if your cpu supports it, so your cpu is probably running on the 1333 timer, can you chance your Hz in the bios?
post #4 of 20
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This is something that can only be done threw BIOS
-ROG

Through and we don't need to be quoting the post directly above biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by OutaTheLoneWolf View Post

I believe it can only run at 1866 if your cpu supports it, so your cpu is probably running on the 1333 timer, can you chance your Hz in the bios?

It's not down to the CPU but the motherboard mainly, If it's only running at 1333mhz chances are it's locked into the BIOS. You could try something like notebook hardware control and see if you can set it in that.

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post #5 of 20
xD I have been up for 17 hours straight , I am in no means able to spell right......... LOL
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xD I have been up for 17 hours straight , I am in no means able to spell right......... LOL

Lol I'm winding you up mate, but the quoting is an unwritten rule basically, there isn't any need for it and some people get annoyed with it (Not me, you're good with me bro)

C
post #7 of 20
Haha my bad mate
I shall unlearn the quote habit!
and hehe I see that we are like racing for answer all over the forums xD
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Double Post!
Edited by Kyronn94 - 1/30/13 at 7:44am
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post #9 of 20
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I tried Notebook Hardware Control, but I can't find a 64 bit version, so it crashes when I launch it.

Looking here:
http://www.amd.com/UK/PRODUCTS/NOTEBOOK/APU/MAINSTREAM/Pages/mainstream.aspx#7

It says that the 3500m only supports up to 1333MHz, but I thought that upgrading to faster memory was something that a lot of people were doing with Llano and Trinity based systems.


Does anyone have any other ideas?
Thanks for the replies so far smile.gif
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post #10 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kyronn94 View Post

I tried Notebook Hardware Control, but I can't find a 64 bit version, so it crashes when I launch it.

Looking here:
http://www.amd.com/UK/PRODUCTS/NOTEBOOK/APU/MAINSTREAM/Pages/mainstream.aspx#7

It says that the 3500m only supports up to 1333MHz, but I thought that upgrading to faster memory was something that a lot of people were doing with Llano and Trinity based systems.


Does anyone have any other ideas?
Thanks for the replies so far smile.gif

I've just seen that NHC doesn't have a 64bit version, sorry frown.gif

I use that on my dad' laptop for him

You can try http://www.tweakers.fr/memset.html but I don't think it'll work with that processor and chipset...
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Haha my bad mate
I shall unlearn the quote habit!
and hehe I see that we are like racing for answer all over the forums xD

I'm faster than you biggrin.gif
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