It's defaulted to 1066 on the bios and even updating to latest bios won't help. I can't change it in the bios as I can't click on it, only the GT Overclocking w/c is displayed below it. Also tried changing the speed and timings thru Intel XTU with no luck. I've had to reset the cmos for almost a week now and I'm darn tired now so... HELP PLS!!
Press "del" or whatever "f" key is displayed on the post screen to enter the bios. Use the arrow keys on the keyboard and press enter to select the bios section you need to access for changing the ram speed in manual mode. 1333 may be the highest setting your board can handle, but check for your options. If your usb keyboard won't work, then borrow a ps2 keyboard.
@o1die - I can go to the bios. I can even use the mouse in the new uefi. But I can't click it, the memory speed and timings are just displayed on the screen. The only thing I can change is the voltage of the memory, you can set it to low, auto, and manual. And even if I did change its voltage, I still can't click on it to change its speed and timings. Even if I use the up/down keys but it just skips it. I can only look at it but I can't change it. I already checked the ECS website and it said that with the G530 procie it should be able to run at 1333mhz.
@geekapproved - That's because when I use Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, and had to manually set it to 1333, the computer won't boot. I have to reset the cmos in order for it to work again. Also tried autotune in the Intel XTU but it won't touch the mems, only the cpu and the integrated graphics.
There's an option in the bios to change the memory voltage settings to auto, low, and manual. But no matter what I select, there's still no option to change its speed and timings. Its just displayed on the screen, you can look at it but there's no way you can click on it with the mouse/keyboard.
@geekapproved - I've always ran it at that speed since I built it last week, but I can't figure it out. That's why I'm now here looking if there's someone on here that's using the same ecs mobo that knows what to do or have encountered the same problem.
So can you confirm at what speed is it really running, 1066 or 1333?
Thing is, with the original bios that came with the motherboard, I got a WEI Score of 7.4 for the memory, with it running at 1066 mhz. After updating it to the bios with the Release Date of 2012/01/02, it went down to 5.9. And now even after updating to the latest bios and setting it to 1333 (cpu-z still shows it at 1066 though) the WEI is still 5.9.
You shouldn't need to set a multiplier for the ram speed; try cpuz; if it reports the ram speed as 666.7, then it's running at 1333. The ram speed should be adjustable independent of the cpu fsb, so I would leave the multiplier at auto or whatever the default setting is.
@o1die - At the bios info it reports the memory to be running at 1333 mhz, however cpu-z reports it to be running only at 1066. http://prntscr.com/9jxw6
Also Intel XTU reports that it's running at a default speed of 1333 mhz. http://prntscr.com/9jztq