I JUST BUILD A ICORE 7 WITH ASUS P6T DELUXE AND THE PATRIOT 6 GB 1600MHZ XMP MEMORY BUT WHEN I RUN CPU-Z TO SEE HARDWARE SPECS OR CLICK ON ASUS LOGO ON THE CD TO GET MOTHERBOARD SPECS IT ONLY SHOW 533 MHZ SPEED ON MEM AND WITH I CHOOSE THE XMP OPTION UNDER BIOS GOES UP TO 800 HOW DO I KNOW IF IM GETTING 1600 SPEEDS WHY IS THIS HAPPENING
sorry on the caps didnt see it .Its the patriot ddr3 6 gb 1600mhz xmp the top rated one. the cpuz shows all info on cpu and memory the speed shows 533 fsb dont know why .when i select the xmp profile only has 1 profile for me to select and its show 1600 in the bios ,but when i do benchtest and cpuz doesnt show 1600mhz mem speed 800 max
Note that when you turn on XMP for those Patriot's the XMP profile can change other motherboard settings.
May want to check:
- QPI voltage
- DIMM voltage
There are two sets of 6gb triple channel Patriot kits. THe one I had turns up the QPI voltage and Dimm voltage but leaves the Bclk alone.
THere are other brands that crank up the blck.
Note that this is what they mean when they say that the board supports those speeds as an "overclocking" option. You are overclocking the board to get that speed of ram.
If you plan on overclocking your CPU, just remember that the RAM at 1600 is already a motherboard overclock so to get your CPU to it's highest setting it's entirely possible you'll have to settle for a RAM speed less than it's "maximum".