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I don't even Know where to start with this. I have some generic stuff that runs at 1.5v. Its downclocked to 1144mhz (from 1333Mhz) with 1.65v and 6-6-6-18 timings. It wont post any other way.
I don't know what to do, I just want to sqeeze some more performance out of them.
Edited by TechRex - 1/23/11 at 10:43am
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Get CPU-Z and go to the SPD tab, find out what your RAM is rated at and set it manually to that in the BIOS
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I'm not sure what you mean? I am on that window, but I Don't see anything that can be put into the BIOS. I found out its rated for 1.5V though, but it wont post at those voltages.
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speccy says they are 6-6-6-18, while it says they are at 9-9-9-24 in my bios.
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Sounds to me like the ram is not manually entered in the bios. Start with going to CPUZ under the memory tab, this will tell you what it's actually running at (see attachment). If CPUZ doesn't match the manf specs than access the bios and go under Dram Config and enter the manf timing specs, frequency, and Dram voltage, save and exit. If the ram is on your mobo's QVL (Qualified Vendors List) there is no reason for it not to run at spec settings.

Just FYI the Dram Freq listed in CPUZ needs to doubled, this will be the freq it is currently running at.
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post #6 of 14
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All the readings match up, but If i change the voltages then it will not post.

Its at 1.65v, but intended to run at 1.5v
Edited by TechRex - 1/23/11 at 10:39am
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post #7 of 14
If you're running 4 sticks of memory, you're going to need to increase your CPU-NB voltage in the bios a good bit.
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what model ram are you running? As mentioned above you may need more CPU/NB voltage with 4 dimms too.
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Where should I go from there? Thats stable and the only thing that will boot.


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Originally Posted by The Sandman View Post
what model ram are you running? As mentioned above you may need more CPU/NB voltage with 4 dimms too.
ASint DDR3 2gb 1333Mhz. I got all 4 slots filled.
Edited by TechRex - 1/23/11 at 11:29am
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I was hoping for a model number lol. If the memory tabs has them listed at 6-6-6-18 at 1.65v at 1133MHz then there are with limits. The 1.65v may be due to having the 1055 at 4.0GHz plus having 8 GB's. Have you tried the next highest dram freq multiplier? It may be too high with HTT at 286Mhz. I can't help more without model number.

At this point you may want to try getting the NB Freq up as high as possible, 2600-3000MHz and try 1.3-1.35v (max 1.4v) on the CPU/NB Voltage instead of auto. Than check the HT Link Speed and keep that as close to 2000MHz as possible and use stock (auto) voltage. This will give your system a real nice performance boost.

CPUZ memory tab will also show you the current NB Freq, and the CPU tab will show HT Link.
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