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OCZ Gold 533Mhz?

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April 18, 2010 6:17:59 PM

Hello All!

I'm new here! some of you might know me from Hard-Forum but im having problems with my account on Hard-Forum so this seemed just as good.

So, I have 4GB or OCZ GOLD DDR3
For some reason AMD OverDrive says it's running at 533Mhz?
If im not mistaken this ram should run at 1.6Ghz? (Correct me if I'm wrong)

But i know for a fact that 533Mhz is TOO slow.
Also if i set the frequency to AUTO in AMD OverDrive it runs 460Mhz!!!

And if i set it too anything above 533Mhz it restarts and says the overclock failed.

I've never noticed bad performance. But I might notice a HUGE jump in performance if it runs at the proper speed.
I can run Crysis at 40FPS everything on Very-High including 8X AA.
So I have GREAT performance. But my ram should run MUCH faster.

Can anyone give me a reason why it's doing this?
And how to get it running where it should!


Sys. Specs.

Motherboard: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO

Processor: AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8Ghz overclocked to 3.6Ghz didn't change voltage.

RAM: 4GB 2x2 OCZ GOLD DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000)

GPU: X2 XFX Radeon HD 5770's Juniper XT CrossFireX.


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April 18, 2010 6:31:28 PM

Go into your BIOS and set the voltage, speed, and timings manually. 533mhz is actually 1066mhz because its Double Data Rate (DDR) memory so you're not running that much slower than 1600mhz. You probably won't see a big performance jump by setting the ram to the appropriate speed.
April 18, 2010 7:56:42 PM

How high should I set the Voltage?
Because setting it to 800 doesn't work.

I'm guessing because the Voltage isn't right.
April 18, 2010 11:23:59 PM

Best answer selected by unixman32.