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GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 and Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 2000 MHz (PC3 16000)

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September 24, 2013 3:04:24 PM

Hello,

I have setup a PC with a mainboard GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 and Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 2000 MHz (PC3 16000) memory sticks. I ran a 3DMark 2011 test and noticed that my memory is running at 533MHZ (?). My CPU is an AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core Processor Black Edition AM3+

Is there anything I need to manually setup in the BIOS to achieve the proper RAM speeds?

Please consider I know about computers and stuff but I'm not expert, which is why I come to you :) 

Thank you for all your advise and recommendations.


Regards

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a c 1976 } Memory
September 24, 2013 6:17:25 PM

Check in your BIOS for DOCP (DRAM OC Profiles) and with your CPU I'd try setting to 1866, sort of doubt they have a 2000 profile but they might)
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September 24, 2013 8:57:21 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Check in your BIOS for DOCP (DRAM OC Profiles) and with your CPU I'd try setting to 1866, sort of doubt they have a 2000 profile but they might)


There is a 2000 profile (and even higher). I tried setting it up like that, (and setting voltage to AUTO), saved BIOS, restarted and it booted but with a warning message (not the normal image from Gigabyte when booting) regarding error and instability on boot and that if i wanted to continue or go to BIOS setup. I didn't want to risk going past that message and went back to BIOS and loaded default settings.

Much appreciate your suggestion or anyone elses. Thanks.
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a c 1976 } Memory
September 24, 2013 9:06:12 PM

Try doing the the same, even trying 1866 and then manually raising the DRAM voltage + 0.05 and let it go
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September 28, 2013 6:30:52 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Try doing the the same, even trying 1866 and then manually raising the DRAM voltage + 0.05 and let it go


When you say "let it go", you mean, let it boot despite any warning message?
Sorry if I am overzealous, I just want to be sure I am understanding correctly, hehe.

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a c 1976 } Memory
September 28, 2013 7:01:50 PM

Yep, it will go back to defaults if things aren't liked
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September 29, 2013 8:20:38 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Yep, it will go back to defaults if things aren't liked


It would seem it didn't like it , because new settings did not stick.



I am starting to wonder if the mainboard simply doesn't like these memory sticks, which I find disappointing, since they are supposed to be a good brand and all.

Also, I took notice, that the ram sticks appear to be plugged into the ram slot #2 and #4, not sure if that has anything to do with it. I did not assambled this computer, a friend helped me, as I am a handicapped person and can't get down and do it myself (with more attention to detail, perhaps :p ).

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a c 1976 } Memory
September 29, 2013 8:25:21 AM

Try them in 1-3 at and just see if it boots with no changes
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September 29, 2013 4:46:56 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Try them in 1-3 at and just see if it boots with no changes


I am not sure when I'll be able to hook up with a friend to help me with this, in the meantime, perhaps this text file with detailed information about my computer, that I got with cpu-z, might come in handy. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19740326/cpu-z.txt. Take a look if you can :) 

Thanks!
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