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DDR3-1600 RAM maxing at 667mhz

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  • Windows 8
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August 3, 2013 5:54:56 PM

I bought 4 gb of G.Skill DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 RAM for my AMD FX-6350 and ASRock Extreme3 R2.0 mobo.

I have windows 8 and the task manager says my RAM is only running at 667 Mhz. WHY?!

It's Dual channel and i have 2 identical sticks that came in the same packaging.

I installed the RAM Properly in slots DDR3_A1 and DDR3_B1 for my motherboard. I don't know what to do.

My friend says it will automatically boost when under load but i've yet to see that happen. It just stays at 667 mhz.

Please help. Thanks.

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August 3, 2013 6:05:36 PM

Go into the BIOS, enable XMP and select Profile 1,,you are running the at the mobo default of 1333
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August 3, 2013 6:22:24 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Go into the BIOS, enable XMP and select Profile 1,,you are running the at the mobo default of 1333


well this did not work. I went changed it to DDR3-1600 and selected profile 1 saved and exited. Everytime Windows started it said it ran in to a problem and said something about a page fault problem. Probably should've wrote the error down. so I had to go to BOIS. there I found that my profile had been set to Auto. so I then, again, changed it to 1600. restarted and found the my ram is still 667 mhz.

Does windows 8 not support it? do I need Windows 8 Pro? That sounds dumb, i know, but i don't know what else to do.
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August 3, 2013 6:45:19 PM

OK, go in and do same then raise the DRAM voltage from 1.5 to 1.55 and raise the CPU/NB (MC (memory controller)) voltage (may also be listed as CPU NB or CPU NB VDD) to 1.22
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August 3, 2013 6:58:27 PM

Tradesman1 said:
OK, go in and do same then raise the DRAM voltage from 1.5 to 1.55 and raise the CPU/NB (MC (memory controller)) voltage (may also be listed as CPU NB or CPU NB VDD) to 1.22


Well CPUZ or CPUID says's my DRAM Frequency is 800mhz, so it says i AM running at 1600mhz, right? or should i still do what you recommend?
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August 3, 2013 7:14:01 PM

No ;)  you should be good 800 is true freq, it's DOUBLE data rate, so times 2 gives you 1600 effective! Congrat! you've got it ;) 
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August 3, 2013 7:16:29 PM

Tradesman1 said:
No ;)  you should be good 800 is true freq, it's DOUBLE data rate, so times 2 gives you 1600 effective! Congrat! you've got it ;) 


So, could you tell me why Windows Task Manager says I'm running at 667mhz (or 1333 mhz i guess)?
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August 3, 2013 7:36:57 PM

Where abouts? - am guessing that is showing either the mobo default or the default boot freq from the DRAMs SPD
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August 3, 2013 8:00:46 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Where abouts? - am guessing that is showing either the mobo default or the default boot freq from the DRAMs SPD


well i also tried moving the 2 RAM sticks to slots 2 and 4. Upon powerup, there was a flash of my LED fans and the system wouldn't power on again. I almost went to my bed to cry, but I figured I go ahead and move the RAM sticks back to slots 1 and 3. the computer worked, I thanked God, and now I'm going to say CPUZ is right and i am running 1600 lol

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August 3, 2013 8:06:48 PM

Glad to hear it, can prob close this thread out ;) 
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