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Memory Speed
06-05-2012, 05:08 PM,
#1
Memory Speed
I have a 4x4GB set of 1600MHz Corsair Vengeance LP RAM. How do I tell if it is actually running at 1600MHz since I've heard some RAM doesn't run at the appropriate speed unless you change settings in the BIOS? Also, if my RAM is not running at the correct speed, how would I go about changing it so it does?
Case: Corsair 600T CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K CPU Cooler: NZXT Havik 140 GPU: Asus GTX 670 DC2T SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 1600MHz Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc 24X PSU: Seasonic X750 80+ Gold Sound Card: Asus Xonar DG Keyboard: Logitech G110 Monitor: Asus VH238H 23" LED
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06-05-2012, 05:14 PM,
#2
RE: Memory Speed
you can download a program called CPU-Z and it has a memory tab. It'll show half of what the value is, so if it's running at 1600mhz it'll show 800 (I don't remember why this is has to do with the DDR3 ram or 2 sticks for me so maybe 4 sticks is different). They normally default to 1333 and you gotta go into the memory configuration of your bios and just change it to 1600.
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06-06-2012, 06:39 AM,
#3
RE: Memory Speed
Thanks for the help Pineapple. My memory was running at 1333MHz so I was able to change it to 1600MHz in the BIOS. My RAM support XMP, should I turn this on or just leave it as it is and only change the memory clock?
Case: Corsair 600T CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K CPU Cooler: NZXT Havik 140 GPU: Asus GTX 670 DC2T SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 1600MHz Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc 24X PSU: Seasonic X750 80+ Gold Sound Card: Asus Xonar DG Keyboard: Logitech G110 Monitor: Asus VH238H 23" LED
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06-06-2012, 08:14 AM,
#4
RE: Memory Speed
XMP basically changes the RAM settings (frequency, timings, voltage, etc.) for you, so if you already changed the settings manually, it is not necessary to enable XMP.
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