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Hey I recently noticed that my brand new PC (bought 2 weeks ago) performs somehow sluggish in both windows and certain games. I decided to run a a full benchmark (PerformanceTest by PassMark) and everything seemed fine except for my RAM score. Almost every single RAM test is way below the average posted on PassMarks site. For instance:

PassMark latency score: 25ms / Mine: 60-70 ms
PassMark Read Uncached (MB/s):14251 / Mine: 6500
PassMarkWrite (MB/s): 9662 /Mine: 4502

Just these numbers seem like a huge difference. I ran MemTest and I didn't get any errors from it. I know that AMD cpus aren't the best but would it have such a huge effect on the memory? Or does the problem lie somewhere else (perhaps the cpu)? I know this is my first post but would be really happy with any advice/solution, thanks.

My specs:
RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GBX)
CPU: AMD FX-6300 (no OC) with Arctic Cooing Freezer 7
Gigabyte GTX 770 2GB
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P mobo
Corsair 600W PSU
OS: Windows 8.1


Some screenshots:

CPU-Z main tab: http://i.imgur.com/mNZjREm.jpg
CPU-Z memory tab: http://i.imgur.com/uuQmPbt.jpg
Ram benchmark: http://i.imgur.com/Joz3Ypm.jpg / http://i.imgur.com/mMDgVaW.jpg
Maxxmem: http://i.imgur.com/r1NefQi.jpg
Edited by czulki - 4/12/14 at 11:46am
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http://www.kingston.com/dataSheets/KHX1600C9D3X2K2_8GX.pdf

You need to go into bios and set them to what the datasheet above recommends. smile.gif
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Yeah the speed is right but the timings are off. They are 11-11-11-28 right now according to your cpu-z. You need to set them to 9-9-9-27.
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Thanks for the response. So I changed the timing in my bios manually to 9-9-9-27 and I still get similar values on the benchmark.

MaxxMem after changing the timing:

NzAxcvs.jpg
Edited by czulki - 4/12/14 at 12:19pm
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SPD tab means little. It's the memory tab that shows the current values. You see XMP-1600 on spd tab ? If your bios supports XMP profiles, you can set it in BIOS, if not, you have to set timings yourself.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by czulki View Post

Thanks for the response. So I change the timing in my bios manually to 9-9-9-27 and I still get low values on my benchmark.

MaxxMem after changing the timing:

NzAxcvs.jpg

Thats about right for Maxxmem. Try AIDA 64 to see what it really does

EDIT : could try bumping up your NB multiplier one notch too
Edited by cssorkinman - 4/12/14 at 12:22pm
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Yeah you will need to up the CPU-NB speed, because I have screenshots of my old rig



That's 3.8 ghz 1090t 2.6ghz CPU-NB with ddr2-1066 mhz 5-5-5-18

PS: Btw, make sure you have no programs on background that uses HDD like torrents or active virus scanning, and flash heavy web-sites when running benchmarks.
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So you are saying that those values are actually all right for my memory? If thats true then I guess the problem lies with my cpu.

Aida 64 benchmark: http://i.imgur.com/HRTbhpf.jpg
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Btw, i found some more related maxxmem results from http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/maxxmem-benchmark-results-thread.124143/page-23#post-2571421



Granted mine and above are overclocked results but basically, its the write score lowering your total score. weird.
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