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DDR2 running at 533mhz instead of 667mhz

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September 8, 2010 9:50:45 AM

Hey guys,

I've just put together a budget pc for a friend to surf the web with and according to the BIOS the PC 5300 DDR2, which should run at 667mhz is only running at 533mhz. The mobo is a asrock n68-s UCC, compatible with up to 1066mhz DDR2 and the processor, an amd sempron 140 2.7ghz is compatible with DDR2 and 3.

I only have ubuntu installed so I can't give you a cpuz reading!

Any idea as to why this would occur?...And how I could solve this!
September 8, 2010 3:05:27 PM

Bios wont let you adjust up to 667?
It won't let you "overclock" to its rated speed?
September 8, 2010 9:02:34 PM

It will indeed. I just don't get why on auto it would "underclock" it. Not like there's an FSB to consider.
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September 8, 2010 9:26:40 PM

Cheers. I'll check it out.

I'll clock it to its rated speed and hopefully it'll be stable.