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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Questions about memory speed & Tt Cooler

post #1 of 6
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Hey everyone, I just went out and bought myself a Thermaltake contac 30 to put on my cpu instead of the stock, hopeing for a drastic change from hitting max temps of 59 occasionally and idleing around 37, but when I just looked in CPU-Z to check a few things I noticed my DDR3 ram is only running at 666.7Mhz when it says it's 1333Mhz.. It's this just how it's supposed to show up or something going on? My brother is having the same issue with his 965 phenom with 8GB DDR3 (Kingston) 1333Mhz Ram, don't really have any experience with OC'ing ram or messing with it so not sure if this is what it's supposed to show up as.

All help appreciated!
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post #2 of 6
Motherboard has it's own default settings. You may have to manually change the DRAM Frequency in the bios.

Overclocking the chip via the FSB will automatically change the speed of the ram (at least it does on my board), usually finding the lowest latency timings. Your memory may be running at lower frequency but it should be running at a lower latency too.

I would leave it as it is if thats the case.
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post #3 of 6
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Ok, I looked in the bios and there seems to be a setting that auto adjusts it or something, have you heard anything about that Thermaltake contac 30 cooler? It's huge I can say that much and i'm going to try to put it on here soon... kind of worried it won't fit in my NZXT nemesis case though.
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Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.8 Ghz ASUS P8Z77-V LK Power Color HD 7950 Boost 3GB 8192 MB DDR3 1333 Mhz (2x Samsung, 2x PQI. Corp) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
256 GB Western Digital SSD 1 TB Seagate HDD LG NZXT HAVIK 120 
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Windows 8.1 Pro ASUS VS239H-P 23'' IPS 1080P display LG 23'' 1080P display Corsair Vengeance K70 
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Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.8 Ghz ASUS P8Z77-V LK Power Color HD 7950 Boost 3GB 8192 MB DDR3 1333 Mhz (2x Samsung, 2x PQI. Corp) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
256 GB Western Digital SSD 1 TB Seagate HDD LG NZXT HAVIK 120 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8.1 Pro ASUS VS239H-P 23'' IPS 1080P display LG 23'' 1080P display Corsair Vengeance K70 
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Corsair CX Series CX750 NZXT Phantom Logitech G500s Mionix Propus 380 
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post #4 of 6
666.7=1333
post #5 of 6
Hold on there. DDR mean double data rate, so if you are running DDR3 1333 it will show up as 667.
Edited by dixson01974 - 12/28/10 at 10:56am
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Many thanks to all
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
256 GB Western Digital SSD 1 TB Seagate HDD LG NZXT HAVIK 120 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8.1 Pro ASUS VS239H-P 23'' IPS 1080P display LG 23'' 1080P display Corsair Vengeance K70 
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Corsair CX Series CX750 NZXT Phantom Logitech G500s Mionix Propus 380 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.8 Ghz ASUS P8Z77-V LK Power Color HD 7950 Boost 3GB 8192 MB DDR3 1333 Mhz (2x Samsung, 2x PQI. Corp) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
256 GB Western Digital SSD 1 TB Seagate HDD LG NZXT HAVIK 120 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8.1 Pro ASUS VS239H-P 23'' IPS 1080P display LG 23'' 1080P display Corsair Vengeance K70 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair CX Series CX750 NZXT Phantom Logitech G500s Mionix Propus 380 
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