Need help with memory settings on new s1155 mobo

i3-2100 3.1ghz
Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600
Asrock H61
HD5850
Antec 380w 80+ Bronze


Here's the issue, I was told SB mobo's default memory to 1333, but mine defaulted to 1066. I have 1600mhz 1.65v ram and realize it probably will only run at 1333, which is fine, but when I set it to 1333 in bios, it goes right back to 1066. I can manually change timings and speed but it won't save, defaults back to 1066. I know 1.65v ram is not preferrable for s1155, but I've read that it's fine to use if your not overclocking. But I already had the ram so buying a different ram is not an option.

Here's what my memory shows in bios:
1066mhz
8-8-8-20 1.5v

Here's what my ram specs are:
1600mhz
9-9-9-24 1.65v

Here's what cpu-z says under SPD:

1)Jedec#1 444mhz/6-6-6-16/1.5v
2)Jedec#2 592mhz/8-8-8-22/1.5v
3)Jedec#3 666mhz/9-9-9-24/1.5v
4)XMP-1600 800mhz/9-9-9-24/1.65v

Under Memory tab it shows:

666mhz/9-9-9-24/no voltage shown = 1333mhz

So is cpu-z right in saying my memory is running 1333 and bios is wrong?

Thanks
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  1. Have you updated the BIOS?
  2. The boards are meant to run 1333mhz ram, why would I need a bios update?

    I mean CPU-Z says my ram is running at 1333mhz, but bios says 1066.

    Oh yeah, I think your sig should read like this:

    The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nations oil supply."
    – Barack Obama, December 20, 2007
  3. Ok here's the strange part, NOW the bios says 1333. I tried multiple times to set it to 1333 and when I reboot it would say 1066. WIERD

    Anyways heres my ram specs:

    1600mhz/9-9-9-24/1.65v

    Now it's running:

    1333mhz/8-8-8-20/1.5v

    Stable so far, anybody see anything wrong with these settings?
  4. Ohhhh, you neglected to mention that
    geekapproved said:
    CPU-Z says my ram is running at 1333mhz...
    . If CPUZ says it's 1333, then that's what it is. Forget what BIOS says.

    geekapproved said:
    Oh yeah, I think your sig should read like this:

    The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nations oil supply."
    – Barack Obama, December 20, 2007
    I prefer to quote the Hypocrite directly. I don't want this thread to degenerate into a political pissing match so I'll say this and let it go:
    Obama was duped royally into the Libyan bombing by the Arab League, and the Europeans who have traditionally been our allies; the ones that obama has turned his nose up at and are playing Get-back with him. Most of Libya's oil goes to Europe, and they wanted Qaddafi out of the way....obama fell for it then had to spin it a half-dozen ways that only the most gullible would believe. obama's incompetence and hypocrisy are unprecedented.
  5. I did not fail to mention that. It helps to actually read the question before replying.


    Quote:
    Under Memory tab it shows:

    666mhz/9-9-9-24/no voltage shown = 1333mhz

    So is cpu-z right in saying my memory is running 1333 and bios is wrong?
  6. Fair enough. Sounds like you're problem is solved.
  7. Yes and even at 1.5v it's passing prime95. Very cool.
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