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Help with Ram frequency (corsair vengeance 1600)

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February 19, 2012 10:30:28 PM

Hello,
i have recently bought a set of dual channel DDR3 Corsair Vengeance series at 1600Mhz. The tested timing for this memory are at 9-9-9-24 @ 1600. When I install them on my mobo (Asus p5q3) the default memory speed is at 800Mhz which is far below the capabilities of the ram. I managed to push the frequency of both my ram and my cpu(intel q9550) @ 1338Mhz (8-8-8-24) and 3.553Ghz (418x8.5, 1.2v) respectively from the BIOS. Can anybody give me any advice to reach 1600Mhz? All of my BIOS settings are left on auto since changing them was not making my system stable.
Thanx
February 19, 2012 10:51:17 PM

According to ASUS' page.

*DDR3 1600MHz or above DIMMs work only on the Orange slots for one DIMM per channel.
February 19, 2012 11:02:00 PM

i am using the orange slots!
I have also noticed that there are no voltage spikes in auto.for example my nb memory is 1.10v in auto.
Also my ram voltage in auto is 1.5v and when I change the bios setting from auto to 1.5v my system becomes unstable.
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February 19, 2012 11:24:11 PM

grim888 said:
i am using the orange slots!
I have also noticed that there are no voltage spikes in auto.for example my nb memory is 1.10v in auto.
Also my ram voltage in auto is 1.5v and when I change the bios setting from auto to 1.5v my system becomes unstable.


The idea is to get CPU FSB to 1600Mhz since DRAM Frequency can only go as fast as CPU FSB.
That depends if you can push your CPU that far by playing around with the voltage, FSB and multiplier.
February 19, 2012 11:40:28 PM

my current cpu fsb is 1672MHz and the fsb:D ram ratio is 5:8.
The next setting i can set my dram in this configuration is at 1672MHz (1:2 ratio).
I don't mind lowering my fsb to get exactly 1600 (even though i am sure that this ram is capable of running at tested timings @ 1672MHz).
In general i am struggling to go past 1338MHz.
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April 18, 2012 2:04:17 PM

grim888 said:
my current cpu fsb is 1672MHz and the fsb:D ram ratio is 5:8.
The next setting i can set my dram in this configuration is at 1672MHz (1:2 ratio).
I don't mind lowering my fsb to get exactly 1600 (even though i am sure that this ram is capable of running at tested timings @ 1672MHz).
In general i am struggling to go past 1338MHz.


Not very bright are you LOL, it's 800mhz per channel hence "Dual" channel memory 2 X 800 = 1600mhz, i'm surprised you haven't destroyed your ram and mobo with what you've done, you will never get your ram to operate at 1600mhz per channel.
December 20, 2012 3:28:35 PM

I hope that jab in his side helped your ego. I hate coming on forums to read about something I too have issue with to learn how to address it, and in the end, people don't help. All they do is get the rise they didn't in high school. I too did not realize it is per paired channels.

I will go elsewhere. We weren't born knowledgeable in overclocking, yet too many people think they were and therefore consider everyone should have been.
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