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Gskill ram rate 7-8-7- 24 1600mhz but goes to 1333

I was curious because i think my motherboard the Gigabyte P55A UD3 only says it can do 1333 for ram speed is this correct? should i just run it at 1333 or can i go to 1600 fine?
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  1. Best answer
    What are your computer specs? Processor, memory, motherboard, etc. Also, your memory is being underclocked. Depending on your system, there should be no problems with overclocking your computer but that has alot to do with your specs.
  2. imdaman6909 said:
    What are your computer specs?

    i5 750
    gigabyte p55a ud3
    xfx 5770
    hyper 212
    win 7 64 bit
  3. Your memory should be fine when overclocking it. Here is a link to check out, scroll down a tad, you will see your memory specs and yours is there but it looks like you have to overclock it.

    http://techwiki.hardwarecanucks.com/product/1MzEyNTYwMzM/GIGABYTE-P55A-UD3-Motherboard/#spec


    But remember to take it slowly, dont just jump to 1600 mhz just in case something goes wrong.
  4. You can also check out this link on your situation.........

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/260585-29-showing-1333-1600
  5. imdaman6909 said:
    You can also check out this link on your situation.........

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/260585-29-showing-1333-1600

    Also on new egg its rate my ram at 1.65v but on the manufacturer site its 1.6v..

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303&cm_re=g.skill-_-20-231-303-_-Product

    http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=243

    i shoudl do 1.6 right? and then i have to get the correct combo with my overclock to set ram at 1600 mhz right? like 10x160 or sumthing or 8x200.
  6. Yes something in that range would most likely do well. Your hardware can handle alot when refuring to voltage but it is recommended to use a 5% percent incease of voltage because it "COULD" cause your processor to have a short life span, so dont go too high on the voltage.
    Also, when you get your overclock right, get a program called Orthos Prime and run stress tests, if it goes well for a few hours, you will be good.
  7. imdaman6909 said:
    Yes something in that range would most likely do well. Your hardware can handle alot when refuring to voltage but it is recommended to use a 5% percent incease of voltage because it "COULD" cause your processor to have a short life span, so dont go too high on the voltage.
    Also, when you get your overclock right, get a program called Orthos Prime and run stress tests, if it goes well for a few hours, you will be good.

    Yea i overclocked to about 3.8 right now ran prime95 for about 7 hours and did well. i have volts at about 1.33 vcore i dont want to go beyond 1.4 im kind of scared. I heard the sockets on my motherboard dont do well with alot of voltz. i think they are foxconn right>? didnt they have a problem.
  8. k1ngkev1n1 said:
    Yea i overclocked to about 3.8 right now ran prime95 for about 7 hours and did well. i have volts at about 1.33 vcore i dont want to go beyond 1.4 im kind of scared. I heard the sockets on my motherboard dont do well with alot of voltz. i think they are foxconn right>? didnt they have a problem.



    I do remember hearing something about that but didnt really pay attention. 1.4 isnt a horrible voltage thats what Prime95 is for. But i definatley wouldnt go over that. You have an I5 processor, its a great processor. Google the volts for your processor when overclocking, im sure you will find a similar overclocked processor, even here someone has to have a high voltage they used with no problems. Here are two other sites i go to......

    www.overclock.net and www.extremeoverclocking.com
  9. Easy to run at advertised speeds.
    Go into bios
    enable XMP
    adjust dram voltage to 1.6v
    your're done
  10. +1 ^. No need to OC the CPU to make the ram run on 1600 mhz, use XMP, or set the ram speed, timings and voltage manually in the bios, to achieve 1600 mhz set the memory multiplier to 12 (12 x 133.3= 1600), also use 1.6v, newegg makes mistakes.. You can run memtest for few passes and if it's unstable, raise the voltage to 1.65, but go no further!
    About the socket, the problem was reported by anandtech.com and it only occurs in extreme OCing sessions (insane voltages under liquid nitrogen or phase change cooling), so don't worry!
  11. avatar_raq said:
    +1 ^. No need to OC the CPU to make the ram run on 1600 mhz...

    Well even more basic, there is no need to make the RAM run at 1600MHz!
    You want to change the RAM to 1.65V so it will run at 1600MHz?
    This is dumb, as you will be much better off at 1333MHz @ 1.5V.
    1333MHz in dual-channel provides more than 20 GB/s memory bandwidth.
    This is more than enough (more than your CPU requires) therefore you don't need faster.
    Concentrate on tighter (lower) memory timings at the 1333MHz speed, if you wish to go in BIOS and set something manually...
    Don't go crazy over-volting the RAM and pullin' your hair out trying to get 1600MHz, for very little benefit.
    DDR3-12800 will automatically run at tighter SPD timings at the slower (1333MHz) speed, at 1.5V, which is what you need - so see there, everything is simple & easy. :)
    Regards
  12. The_OGS said:
    Well even more basic, there is no need to make the RAM run at 1600MHz!
    You want to change the RAM to 1.65V so it will run at 1600MHz?
    This is dumb, as you will be much better off at 1333MHz @ 1.5V.
    1333MHz in dual-channel provides more than 20 GB/s memory bandwidth.
    This is more than enough (more than your CPU requires) therefore you don't need faster.
    Concentrate on tighter (lower) memory timings at the 1333MHz speed, if you wish to go in BIOS and set something manually...
    Don't go crazy over-volting the RAM and pullin' your hair out trying to get 1600MHz, for very little benefit.
    DDR3-12800 will automatically run at tighter SPD timings at the slower (1333MHz) speed, at 1.5V, which is what you need - so see there, everything is simple & easy. :)
    Regards

    well im at 1.6v and 1600mhz right now seems to be working fine what program should i use to test stability? i OC cpu at 19x200 i have the i5 750
  13. You can do a couple of test
    If your ram is new you might as well run Memtest+
    Download is free
    Burn image to disc
    Load in bios from cd
    test each stick one at a time
    run complete test
    run test after with both sticks
    no errors beautiful you're golden
    For stability run Prime95 for a few hours or overnight
  14. Use memtest USB installer on this page if you have a USB flash drive. Most people test all their ram kits together by running memtest for 8 passes or more, preferably over night, it'll take a long time!
  15. Best answer selected by k1ngkev1n1.
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