I just got my first computer up and running and am having problems with the RAM. The RAM is advertised to run at 1660 MHz and I checked on Speccy and it said it was only running at like 500 or so. And the timings were not as advertised. How can i change this and be using my RAM to the fullest?
Your memory will not automatically set your memory to that speed, you need to set everything manually. You will need to go into BIOS and set the speed, timings, and voltage manually. If you tell us what kit you have or the model number off one of the sticks we can find the specs for you.
What motherboard do you have? Probably someone here who has the exact board and can walk you through it.
My ASUS board has an AI Tweaker tab, under that there is a DRAM settings option, when i go into it it gives me options to set the speed, timings, and voltage, yours will probably have something similar, just go looking around, exploring BIOS can be fun, and if you arent sure of what you might have done just exit without saving changes so you can explore without risk.
You can use CPU-Z and look under the memory tab and see what your timings should be set to.