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RAM discrepancy...what to do???

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November 22, 2010 1:21:11 AM

Not sure if this has been asked before. This may sounds stupid but I think I was sent the wrong ram. I ordered g.skill ripjaws series 8gb (2x4gb) ddr3 1600mhz (pc3 12800), CAS: 7-8-7-24. This is based on the website of the retailer.
Then I ran cpu-z, maxxmem, memtest and all of them show that it's not ddr3 1600. and the cas is 9-9-9-24. Am I reading this right or do I need to tweak something in the system? Or the retailer just sent me wrong item?
The packaging showed the right info based on their website but the item itself doesn't seem like it. Need help please....
I can't seem to attached any pics here so I can't really explain in detail. But maxxmem shows ddr3-667 (1334) mhz, cas: 9-9-9-24. cpu-z shows max. bandwidth pc3-10700 (667mhz), 9-9-9-24

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November 22, 2010 1:46:57 AM

You haven't tweaked it thru the BIOS setting. Change it to 1600 Mhz and 7-8-7-24 setting through BIOS manually.
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November 22, 2010 11:09:50 AM

yup, i finally did that and used the settings that i got from cpu-z on SPD tab. i also changed the DRAM voltage to 1.6V. restarted comp and seems to be okay. is this considered stable? how can you tell if my system is stable or not after i tweaked the ram in bios? what is the normal temperature of the ram?
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November 23, 2010 2:54:33 AM

Yes, as long as the computer doesn't crash then it should be fine (stable). You can perform testing using Memtest86+. Your system is stable if it has passed the test without errors.

After testing it using Memtest86, if your system can run 24/7 without crashing then it's stable. Normal temperature of RAM doesn't matter. You can touch the memory. If it's not too hot like boiling water, then it should be fine.
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