Originally Posted by Averion
how can i increase my frequency to his level? since its the same CPU it should be possible to have equal frequency, right?
Ram frequency is adjustable in the bios, same with NB frequency. You can only go as high as your ram's advertised speed, anything beyond that is overclocking. Depending on what ram you have you may or may not be able to overclock the ram.
First you need to make sure you have the ram set to the rated speeds in the bios. If the setting is on auto change it manually, and enter the first 4 timings as well. I am not familiar enough with the X58 architecture to be able to instruct you on what you need to do to increase the NB frequency, but I would speculate that it is dependent on the strap setting, or multiplier setting you choose for your ram.
Setting your ram or NB frequency too high can cause instability, so be mindful of what you are doing.
Your friend has his ram set to 1600mhz (800mhz in CPUz spd screen), so I would speculate that he has a ram kit that is rated at 1600mhz and has chose a setting in his bios to reflect his kit.
If you have a set of 1066mhz ram, you will be unable to match his kit.
Originally Posted by GaMbi2004
ok good.. wPrime shows us that your CPUs is now preforming the same.. since your GPU is faster then hes, the problem (more or less) HAS to be in the RAM.. can you link your new blocks? and hes. would like to see the specs
and specs for your current RAM if you want us to take a peak at those too?
Can we have pics of SPD (from CPU-Z)?
This information has already been posted above.