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i have 1gb of pc-8500 1066 ram and i cannot get it to run 1066? it also shows up a pc-6400 in cpuz? i have the timing set to 5-5-5-15 2.1v. if i change the multi to 1:2.33 from 1:2 i get bsd.
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what voltage is the ram rated at for 1066? most are 2.3-2.4, depending on brand, timings, and other stuff.
I see the SPD shows 2.1 v, 2t. try 2.2 , and make sure you are at 2t
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I have had the same issue with my G.Skill 1066 memory and my K9A2 Platinum. I just cannot get it to work at 1066 speeds. Also if you set those speeds and everything up manually (as I did) and after it crashes, if you will touch your memory it will dang near burn you hand, at least it did mine. Something is not right, I just don't know what it is.

I have read many others having the same problem so just know that you are not alone. If you figure out a solution, let me know.
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All PC-8500 ram is overclocked PC-6400 ram. Trust me I have had two sets.
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post #5 of 14
Don't worry about the SPD tab, all you need be concerned with is the actual memory frequency under the Memory tab.
Same thing with my 1066 Ballistix.
As BD said.


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Don't worry, its because all PC2-8500 is just overclocked pc2 6400
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Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
Don't worry, its because all PC2-8500 is just overclocked pc2 6400
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post #8 of 14
Yes, but what he is saying is that changing it to 1066 the pc will not run stable or BSOD. The same things happens to me as well even with manually set timings and voltage. As stated previously there are others as well with the same board so I am assuming it is just an issue with the board. Not sure just a guess.
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post #9 of 14
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well i got it to 1066 at a ratio of 1:2.66 but it will not run stable for more then a day so i am buying some pc-6400 low timing ram to replace it.
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post
Don't worry about the SPD tab, all you need be concerned with is the actual memory frequency under the Memory tab.
Same thing with my 1066 Ballistix.
As BD said.

There's your answer, fishbulb!

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