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Crucial Ballistix Tactical 1866mhz 2x4GB defaulting to 1333mhz - how to I change?

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February 13, 2014 4:57:59 AM

Hi all,

Unfortunately my M5a97 EVO r2.0 mobo will only recognise this memory setup at 1333mhz. I have upgraded to the latest ASUS BIOS (2201) but that hasn't resolved the problem.

Would the solution be to manually change it in the BIOS? I would know how to do that, but I am a complete beginner when it comes to voltages/timings.

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a b } Memory
February 13, 2014 5:09:34 AM

In the BIOS, you have to change your memory setting from 'auto' to 'XMP'.
February 13, 2014 5:40:45 AM

Thanks, that did the trick!

There was no simple 'change to XMP setting' though. For those wondering how to do this on the ASUS BIOS, I found this:

"1. Set「Ai Tweaker」-->「Ai Overclock Tuner」to 「D.O.C.P.」
2. Set「Ai Tweaker」--> 「DRAM O.C. Profile」to 「Profile#1 or Profile#2」,and then press F10 t0 save and exit. "

In my case there was a Profile#0 that I used.

a b } Memory
February 13, 2014 5:46:06 AM

Glad to hear you got it working. That setting is always somewhere in the BIOS on most capable motherboards whether it's called XMP or DOCP.