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Memory Running Slower Than FSB

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March 2, 2012 2:24:37 PM

Why is my memory running at 1064 while my buss speed is at 1333?

There is no way to change it in BIOS.

Is this normal?

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March 2, 2012 3:15:20 PM

mtee said:
Why is my memory running at 1064 while my buss speed is at 1333?

There is no way to change it in BIOS.

Is this normal?

(Can't see pics right now...)

what is your motherboard? maybe your motherboard only allows 1064 memory clock? if it supports up to 1333 maybe you need to overclock the memory, but since you said there is no way to change in bios i supose it does not support higher clocks? what is the mobo?
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March 2, 2012 3:34:56 PM

Are you sure its not just downclocking it while its idle? Your CPU speed is not where it should be and the voltage looks like its lowered too
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March 2, 2012 3:37:51 PM

You're using DDR3 on a 775 socket, for which DDR3 speeds were originally limited to 1066Mhz. I would suggest trying to manually change the speeds in the BIOS. But remember to adjust timings too, if you need to.

At first I thought you were running DDR2 and thought, "Of course that's not gonna get up to 1333Mhz!" But I digress.

edit: You may also have to update your motherboard's firmware
March 2, 2012 5:54:32 PM

Sorry! I should have provided additional information.

The pc is a el-cheapo Dell Insprion 560 from wal-mart. I'm out of work and had to have a cheap pc quick to continue my work searches and apply for unemployment.

The motherboard is an Intel G43. Not sure if it is an express.

Dell doesn't have an updated BIOS but I haven't checked with Intel yet.

The BIOS is AMI and reports that my memory is running at 1066.

The memory came with the pc which are DDR3, PC3-10600U

I thought that the processor was running a little slow also.

It just seems to me that the memory should run at 1333 the same as the processor and bus.

I'm out of luck until I can find work to fund building a decent pc.

Thanks for any suggestions you can provide.
March 3, 2012 11:50:43 AM

I found my answer. The motherboard only supports 1066 mhz memory.

Thanks for your suggestions anyway.
March 13, 2012 9:25:07 AM

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March 13, 2012 9:28:34 AM

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