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1600 ram showing as 1333 on FX6100

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April 28, 2012 12:06:24 AM


I have read that you need to adjust ram setup (timing, voltage, and frequency) in the BIOS to get advertised speed (1600) from default windows/BIOS speed (1333)

but my question is do i need to overclock my CPU to have no bottleneck (and maybe other components)??

by computer spec. is

Mobo: Gigabyte 990XA UD3
RAM: Kingston HyperX T1 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 DIMM w/ XMP
CPU: not overclocked AMD FX-6100
Graphics card: not overclocked XFX HD 6870

Thank you.
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April 28, 2012 12:21:49 AM

for the ram it in the bios under ram setting in your mb guild the setting should be use ram xmp. that make the board use the 1600 xmp setting on the ram eprom. bottlenecking will happen in games when you toss is aa/faa and high monitors res. when i comes to games each game going to have it own tweeks from the game forums. the best advice people here can give you is to turn down the game video settings from ultra to med if you want higher frame rates.
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April 28, 2012 12:25:40 AM

amd doesnt have XMP ^^

just enter your ram timings and settings in the bios
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April 28, 2012 1:25:46 AM

thank you for the won't be any bottlenecking when i only "overclock" my ram to 1600?? so i don't have to overclock my cpu??

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April 28, 2012 2:34:34 AM

Brony said:
thank you for the won't be any bottlenecking when i only "overclock" my ram to 1600?? so i don't have to overclock my cpu??

Don't worry about it, my CORSAIR Dominators used to run at 1333 on my Asus Extreme MOBO even though these ram modules are rated for 1600. I just went to BIOS and looked for XMP and set it 1600. If your RAM is rated 1600, then forcing your motherboard to run ram at 1600 is not considered overclocking. I read that the underclocking to 1333 happens due to the intel chip.

Just look for the setting where you can set ram to 1600 automatically, if you don't have it, then you must adjust RAS CAS etc timing acording to your RAM module (and the voltage too to whatever the RAM module works with).

My Corsair Dominators run at 1600 1.65volts, I overclocked my CPU, but left ram as what Corsair boxed them out to be.
April 28, 2012 3:12:48 AM

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April 30, 2012 12:07:03 PM

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