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First off, I want to thank everyone for their help in building my computer: http://www.overclock.net/amd-general/911921-quad-gaming-rig-around-500-a.html.

Everything went pretty smooth up till now, it's just that I noticed that my 1600 G.Skill RAM shows up as 1333 on my BIOS. I don't know much about what's going on, I only noticed that the numbers didn't match up. Any help in sorting this out would be appreciated. Just in case, they are Ripjaws 4gb 2x2, CL9.

Thank you for your help!
post #2 of 13
This is a common problem. Go into your BIOS and manually set the RAM to 1600MHz. I have an Asus motherboard, Ripjaws, and Phenom. The setting will be called DDR Clock speed or something of that nature. It may be on auto. In the BIOS just hit enter and manually select 1600.
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Do AMD chipsets support XMP? On most newer Intel chipsets, ram @ 1600 and up defaults to 1333, but will automatically be set to it's factory speeds by enabling the XMP in your BIOS.
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I think only overclocked processors can use 1600. Regular processors can only use up to 1333.

If you're going to change the DRAM settings to 1600, be sure to check and see if your voltage is set right, too. Some RAM sticks that are supposed to be set to 1.65v default to 1.5v, causing instability issues.
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post #5 of 13
I'm pretty sure I have the exact same RAM, and my CPU's almost the same as yours, so maybe my situation can relate to yours.

Even if I set the divider to make it 1600, it'd NEVER go stable. I think it's something related to C2 revision chips and their memory controllers only being made for up to 1333 or something. I also read something about it downclocking mems to 1066 if you put a fourth stick in too.
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Toransu: C2 revision processor. Try adding DRAM voltage, or bumping ref. clock up instead of using x8 memory multiplier. My C2 965 had problems with 1600Mhz as well before. It's usually not as apparent on 2 DIMMs, but completely impossible on 4.

Snuggle: Set speed 1600, set timings manually to 9-9-9-24-33-1T. Those Ripjaws usually work fairly well with AMD motherboards.
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Originally Posted by xd_1771;12317217 
Toransu: C2 revision processor. Try adding DRAM voltage, or bumping ref. clock up instead of using x8 memory multiplier. My C2 965 had problems with 1600Mhz as well before. It's usually not as apparent on 2 DIMMs, but completely impossible on 4.

Snuggle: Set speed 1600, set timings manually to 9-9-9-24-33-1T. Those Ripjaws usually work fairly well with AMD motherboards.

Thanks again! I just set it all to those specs!
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i have the same processor as u how did u get 4 ghz,im new to overclocking and dont wanna mess up my system,any help would be appreciated!!!
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technofreak: Bus clock OC. You run a 1090T, could just up by multiplier. But on that MSI low end VRM board.... chances are if you OC you will blow it up due to VRM issues. Not a good idea at this moment.
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Originally Posted by xd_1771;13207241 
technofreak: Bus clock OC. You run a 1090T, could just up by multiplier. But on that MSI low end VRM board.... chances are if you OC you will blow it up due to VRM issues. Not a good idea at this moment.

Only if he has the Black Edition though
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