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June 10, 2014 1:27:56 AM

I have a fairly good system which includes an MSi Mpower Z87, an Intel 4770K and 2x8 GB of Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400 MHz.

My problem is that I can't get the RAM to list as running at 2400 MHz.. Not even the 1200 MHz you'd expect from a dual-channel setup.

I've enabled the XMP profile and, be it the BIOS Memory-Z or CPU-Z, it's always listed as 667 MHz.

Does anyone know what might be going on?
All replies are appreciated.

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June 10, 2014 6:15:02 AM

Dextron said:
I have a fairly good system which includes an MSi Mpower Z87, an Intel 4770K and 2x8 GB of Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400 MHz.

My problem is that I can't get the RAM to list as running at 2400 MHz.. Not even the 1200 MHz you'd expect from a dual-channel setup.

I've enabled the XMP profile and, be it the BIOS Memory-Z or CPU-Z, it's always listed as 667 MHz.

Does anyone know what might be going on?
All replies are appreciated.


cpu z shows 667 so it is actually running at 1333mhz. also for running such high speed ram you may have to o/c the cpu. a minor increase at 4.2ghz will be enough!
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June 10, 2014 8:42:05 AM

chris987 said:
Dextron said:
I have a fairly good system which includes an MSi Mpower Z87, an Intel 4770K and 2x8 GB of Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400 MHz.

My problem is that I can't get the RAM to list as running at 2400 MHz.. Not even the 1200 MHz you'd expect from a dual-channel setup.

I've enabled the XMP profile and, be it the BIOS Memory-Z or CPU-Z, it's always listed as 667 MHz.

Does anyone know what might be going on?
All replies are appreciated.


cpu z shows 667 so it is actually running at 1333mhz. also for running such high speed ram you may have to o/c the cpu. a minor increase at 4.2ghz will be enough!


My CPU is already at 4.5 GHz
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June 10, 2014 9:46:06 AM

Dextron said:
chris987 said:
Dextron said:
I have a fairly good system which includes an MSi Mpower Z87, an Intel 4770K and 2x8 GB of Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400 MHz.

My problem is that I can't get the RAM to list as running at 2400 MHz.. Not even the 1200 MHz you'd expect from a dual-channel setup.

I've enabled the XMP profile and, be it the BIOS Memory-Z or CPU-Z, it's always listed as 667 MHz.

Does anyone know what might be going on?
All replies are appreciated.


cpu z shows 667 so it is actually running at 1333mhz. also for running such high speed ram you may have to o/c the cpu. a minor increase at 4.2ghz will be enough!


My CPU is already at 4.5 GHz


ok try by manually setting the speed cl timmings and voltage.also is 4.5ghz as a result of increasing the multplier only or the bclk bus speed also? increasing the bclk also further increases mhz of ram and stresses the memory controller.
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June 10, 2014 10:12:41 AM

To get the 4.5 out of the CPU I only adjusted the multiplier.
I tried starting with XMP off and only setting the frequency from default 1333 to 2400 and to 2000, did not work.
I tried to implement the XMP settings (frequency and CL timings), but with XMP off, did not work.
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June 10, 2014 10:18:50 AM

Dextron said:
To get the 4.5 out of the CPU I only adjusted the multiplier.
I tried starting with XMP off and only setting the frequency from default 1333 to 2400 and to 2000, did not work.
I tried to implement the XMP settings (frequency and CL timings), but with XMP off, did not work.


which one do you have exactly? http://www.corsair.com/en-us/memory/dominator-platinum about that o/c again if you are having auto voltage ensure you are at 45x100=4.5ghz(also mind that auto voltage results in ridiculously high voltages and temps.)are you sure you are 100% stable? if all seem right care for a bios update.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1396921/msi-z87-thread-xpowe...
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June 10, 2014 1:43:27 PM

I managed to get i work!!
Thx!
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June 10, 2014 1:57:33 PM

Dextron said:
I managed to get i work!!
Thx!


no problem, what was it exactly, would you care to share?
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June 10, 2014 3:06:33 PM

chris987 said:
Dextron said:
I managed to get i work!!
Thx!


no problem, what was it exactly, would you care to share?


Sorry, I can't. Sort of got there by chance.
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