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post #1 of 20
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Hi I recently completed a new build with a MSI Z87-G45 Motherboard and I have a problem where the memory is showing that my G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB 1600Mhz ram is showing 1333Mhz on Auto.

I was wondering if you guys can help me figure out why its reading this and how would I fix this

Any input is appreciated

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 20
that's not a "problem". almost every DDR3 set that's rated higher than 1333mhz will default to 1333mhz automatically. you have to either enable XMP profile in your bios or set the speed, timings and voltage manually.
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here is a video that walks you through the bios. memory settings can be found in the "OC" tab: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_FYOo9Xq_Y&t=10m15s
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post #4 of 20
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Oh I see there is a setting for 1600Mhz I set that but then It causes all the timings to be wrong it's supposed to be 7 8 8 24 but right now its 11 11 11 29
post #5 of 20
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I think I fixed it all I did was turn on XMP Profile and it worked. I left the Memory Frequency to Auto and it reads 1600Mhz so if anyone else has this problem just see if enabling your XMP Profile will make it work.

Thanks for everyone's input it is appreciated.
post #6 of 20
glad you got that sorted out. thumb.gif
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post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by edamons View Post

Oh I see there is a setting for 1600Mhz I set that but then It causes all the timings to be wrong it's supposed to be 7 8 8 24 but right now its 11 11 11 29

Just to further this, you need to manually input your timings in if you don't want to use XMP. Simply hover over your timings and press the plus or minus button. Some bios require you to actually click on the timing in order to add or subtract. Just a heads up.
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post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by Ehpik View Post

Just to further this, you need to manually input your timings in if you don't want to use XMP. Simply hover over your timings and press the plus or minus button. Some bios require you to actually click on the timing in order to add or subtract. Just a heads up.

Whats the difference between using and not using XMP? Which is better and more stable in the long run? (I'm not overclocking my memory just yet. I just want to make sure that the memory is running default timings and frequency)
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by edamons View Post

Whats the difference between using and not using XMP? Which is better and more stable in the long run? (I'm not overclocking my memory just yet. I just want to make sure that the memory is running default timings and frequency)

Either or. When I was running everything stock, I used XMP. When I overclocked my CPU, I couldn't get it to stable until I disabled my XMP and input my timings manually. If you don't plan on overclocking, just stick with XMP if it's doing the job.
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post #10 of 20
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I just found out that my CPU frequency changed to 3.8ghz from stock 3.4ghz by turning on XMP profile. I am wondering if its fine to leave it like its and how stable will it be for the long run? Should I turn of XMP profile and just input timings manually?

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