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Corsair Vengeance RAM Setup in Z77-DS3H BIOS

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September 3, 2012 1:51:55 PM

Hi all,

:hello: 

This is a great website which I found while browsing for something else!

Anyways, I just this weekend completed a self build comprising among other things of:

GIGABYTE Z77-DS3H
Vengeance — 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9)
i5-3550

Every went well, and the bios reads the correct timings and voltages from the RAM. I changed the frequency from 1,333 to 1,600 in CPU frequency option and enabled XMP profile 1 in memory settings.

The system/windows recognises my memory as 8Gb so everything is ok for me.

I have no interest in overclocking either CPU (increase multiplier to 37) or RAM

Then I installed ET6 for curiosity only and have noticed some weird readings. Unfortunately I do not have access to my new system at this juncture so I am going from memory (excuse the pun !). It suggests that the max bandwidth of my memory is 667MHz which I thought would be 800MHz. I booted back into the Bios to verify that my settings were saved and they are "old" frequency on left "new" on the right.

I guess my questions are these:-
- do I just ignore the readings from EasyTune6 and carry on
- do I need to do something else in the Bios
- is there are more reliable program available to monitor system performance whilst in operation/activity

Thanks.
Em.


a b } Memory
a b V Motherboard
September 4, 2012 7:17:06 PM

I thought ET6 was decent, apparently it is a liar sometimes...
Bios sounds like you did the right things already.
I use CPU-z ID for monitoring CPU and memory speeds. It just reports, it doesnt overclock anything.
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