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a b } Memory
a b à CPUs
December 6, 2012 11:11:00 PM

I just bought a new computer. Specs are:
cpu: i3-3220 3.3ghz
mobo: Asus P8B75-M LE
memory: Geil DDR3 1600mhz 2x2GB dual channel kit (GVP34GB1600C9DC)

When i checked the memory frequency in Bios it showed 1333mhz. I managed to change my memory profile to XMP Profile 1 and after a reboot my cpu clock was at 3.311ghz.

Why did my cpu frequency changed? Is that a bad thing? Shouldn't it stay the same since the new ivy bridge supports 1600mhz memory? And why didn't it showed 1600mhz in the first place?

I'm kind of new to these kind of things and any kind of help is greatly appreciated. Thx

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a c 89 } Memory
a c 194 à CPUs
December 6, 2012 11:51:34 PM

make sure the asus over clocker set to standard not overclock. if it is it change the cpu/ram ratio the default mb ratio is 1:5 on the overclock.
a c 135 } Memory
a c 180 à CPUs
December 7, 2012 12:03:43 AM

Quote:
I just bought a new computer. Specs are:
cpu: i3-3220 3.3ghz
mobo: Asus P8B75-M LE
memory: Geil DDR3 1600mhz 2x2GB dual channel kit (GVP34GB1600C9DC)

When i checked the memory frequency in Bios it showed 1333mhz. I managed to change my memory profile to XMP Profile 1 and after a reboot my cpu clock was at 3.311ghz.

Why did my cpu frequency changed? Is that a bad thing? Shouldn't it stay the same since the new ivy bridge supports 1600mhz memory? And why didn't it showed 1600mhz in the first place?

I'm kind of new to these kind of things and any kind of help is greatly appreciated. Thx


3.311 is fine. That's just the particular frequency that it uses to run the memory at that speed. There's nothing to worry about.
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