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hey guys after OC'ing my processor to 4.5ghz ive been looking at other things i can change.

i noticed my RAM in cpuz is running at 666.7 which is 1333 but all three of my ram sticks should be running at 1600, ive looked in my bios and just tried changing the speed from auto to 1600 and doesn't work.

all i get is blank screen then the system shuts down then starts up again with default bios settings instead. as well as changing this setting is there anything else i have to change to let them run at 1600 without crashing?

it kinda defeats the object of overclocking my processor if i cant have fast ram as well :s
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Why are you running 3 sticks with a Z68 board?

Z68 runs dual channel so 2 slots of the same colour or all slots have to be occupied to run correctly.

Remove the Patriot stick and then set the remaining sticks at 1600 and see if it works.

If it does then you will need to buy a matching pair of sticks to go with your current ones.
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you learn something new every day, looks like i need another patriot stick rolleyes.gif

one day i will upgrade my ram... "one day"

thanks for the help thumb.gif ill give it a try and see how it goes biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by lordhinton View Post

derp
you learn something new every day, looks like i need another patriot stick rolleyes.gif

one day i will upgrade my ram... "one day"

thanks for the help thumb.gif ill give it a try and see how it goes biggrin.gif

No worries. Hope it goes ok for you.
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post #5 of 5
You'll likely get the same behavior. You should be able to use 3 sticks although it may take a performance hit as your system would have to interleave data between memory channels.

Make sure your timings, voltage and speed match the specs on the sticks.
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