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Well I jsut got some new ram to add onto my PC, currently I have a 4GB(2x2) Kit mixed with a 8GB(4x2) Kit for a total of 12GB's of ram. Now the 4GB kit is rated to run at 1600Mhz 7Cas while the 8GB Kit is rated to run at 1866Mhz 8Cas. Now I went into my BIOS and set the Ram to XMP mode which set (so I thought) all the sticks of ram to 1600Mhz 7Cas. But turns out when I get into windows it is running at 1333Mhz 9Cas...

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Well I jsut got some new ram to add onto my PC, currently I have a 4GB(2x2) Kit mixed with a 8GB(4x2) Kit for a total of 12GB's of ram. Now the 4GB kit is rated to run at 1600Mhz 7Cas while the 8GB Kit is rated to run at 1866Mhz 8Cas. Now I went into my BIOS and set the Ram to XMP mode which set (so I thought) all the sticks of ram to 1600Mhz 7Cas. But turns out when I get into windows it is running at 1333Mhz 9Cas...

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Disable XMP. OC the ram manually to 1866 9-9-9-24 @ 1.5v

Run memtest 86 overnight to make sure there are no errors and you should be good.

In any case, I would stay FAR away from XMP.
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Disable XMP. OC the ram manually to 1866 9-9-9-24 @ 1.5v

Run memtest 86 overnight to make sure there are no errors and you should be good.

In any case, I would stay FAR away from XMP.

Okay when I get home from work today I will give that a go and update this. Any reason why to stay away from XMP? Just me being curious.
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Update: Okay so I got home tried to do what the guy above said. Turned off XMP and manually clocked the ram to 1866Mhz and 9Cas timmings with 1.5V, still nothing. Ram is still running at 1333Mhz 9Cas.

Any more help please? Would be much appreciated.
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Does it boot up right away after you make the changes? What you set to in BIOS should be what it operates it, otherwise it will not start up right away, readjust BIOS values to bootable settings, then try again.

Make sure you have the latest BIOS. Hard reset BIOS, then try again.

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Update: Okay so I got home tried to do what the guy above said. Turned off XMP and manually clocked the ram to 1866Mhz and 9Cas timmings with 1.5V, still nothing. Ram is still running at 1333Mhz 9Cas.

Any more help please? Would be much appreciated.

Something else is wrong then. If you are hard setting your ram settings, then it should run at those speeds.

Try setting your BIOS back to default (or clear CMOS) and then go back and hard set your ram settings again. If you r ram is still at 1333, then take out one kit of ram and see what happens to the speed.

You said that while in windows, your ram is showing 1333mhz. What program are you using, and could it be that the program is buggy some how? Have you tried multiple programs?
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Does it boot up right away after you make the changes? What you set to in BIOS should be what it operates it, otherwise it will not start up right away, readjust BIOS values to bootable settings, then try again.

Make sure you have the latest BIOS. Hard reset BIOS, then try again.

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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post

Something else is wrong then. If you are hard setting your ram settings, then it should run at those speeds.

Try setting your BIOS back to default (or clear CMOS) and then go back and hard set your ram settings again. If you r ram is still at 1333, then take out one kit of ram and see what happens to the speed.

You said that while in windows, your ram is showing 1333mhz. What program are you using, and could it be that the program is buggy some how? Have you tried multiple programs?

Welp the problem seems to be fixed! Thanks you Timis and Tj for your help! What I did was I reset my bios to factory default, cleared CMOS, then updated the BIOS to the latest version and it seemed to be working now! Got all 12GB's running at 1866Mhz 9-10-9-25. Not the best but for now they are running at something other than 1333. thumb.gif
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