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Ok got a question on my memory frequency it only tops at like 660 mhz, I have gkill ripjaw series and its 1600 frequency memory, should i change that in the bios so that it uses its full potential?
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  1. How do you know it only tops out at "like 660 mhz"? If you're reading that from CPU-Z you have to double it, it's actually running at 1333 MHz.

    What motherboard and CPU do you have? Also provide a link to your RAM.
  2. I am using the ati overdirve and ammaking so comp is running full load, ati overdrive only shows the memory running at 660mhz full load.

    My mother board is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131402

    MY cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

    my memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277
  3. Download CPU-Z, run it, and check the memory tab. What does it say on the Memory tab next to DRAM Frequency? http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

    By the way your memory runs at the same speed regardless of whether your CPU is under a full load or at idle.
  4. ok its showing 666mhz on cpuz
  5. it also show my max bandwidth to be pc3- 10700 (667mhz)

    when it should be like pc3 12800 (1600mhz right?
  6. daihok said:
    ok its showing 666mhz on cpuz

    Ok good then you're running at 1333 MHz.

    daihok said:
    it also show my max bandwidth to be pc3- 10700 (667mhz)

    Where do you see it reporting that?

    You'll have to change the DRAM Frequency in BIOS to run your RAM at 1600.
  7. Ok i went into bios i set the frequency to 1600, which put my timings at 9-11-11-29 so went ahead and manually changed timings back to 9-9-9-24, is this how it should be for my ram? just want to make sure and not burn up ram or anything lol

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277
  8. sweet tanks for help
  9. Best answer
    Yes, that's right. Also set the V to 1.5V. Then download memtest86+, burn the ISO to a CD/DVD as a bootable disc, restart booting into the program and let it run overnight. http://www.memtest.org/ You should not get any errors.
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