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How to improve 1866 RAM performance scores

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December 6, 2012 5:56:04 PM

Hello,
I am a noob when it comes to overclocking and i have been experimenting a bit, but i noticed just recently that my RAM score on passmark's benchamrk software sucks. I don't understand why because it is fast RAM. Here are my system specs:
Mobo: Asus M5A97
CPU: AMD FX-8150 (OC to 4.0Ghz)
RAM: 2x 4GB GSkill Sniper Series DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Dimms
GPU: Asus GTX 560
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB

I noticed that my RAM score was something like 1246 and a friend of mine with RAM running at 1600Mhz got a score of something like 3000. What gives? I don't understand why mine can be so low compared to his. Any help here either with how to change settings or overclock my RAM would be welcomed!
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December 6, 2012 5:59:21 PM

You can adjust memory settings in the BIOS. Your memory may not be running at the correct speed. You do have them setup in a dual channel configuration, right? That is, with a slot between them.
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December 6, 2012 6:04:15 PM

Yeah, i have it set up as dual channel in the slots that ASUS recommends in the motherboard manual. I also put in the manufacturers timings and it runs at 1866, but the score is terrible
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