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Cmz8gx3m2a1600c9 only running at 1333MHz?

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December 8, 2012 11:00:24 AM

I have Corsair cmz8gx3m2a1600c9 rated at 1600MHz, but on CPU Z and the BIOS it is only running at 1333 MHz with 9-9-9-24.

I want to know if i can change the Multiplier to 16 (1600MHz) while keeping latency 9-9-9-24?

My Specs are:

CPU: 3570k @ 4.4ghz - 1.25v
PSU: Corsair GS700W
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77X UD3H
RAM: Corsair cmz8gx3m2a1600c9


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December 8, 2012 11:20:05 AM

You can change everything in the BIOS. I don't know what you refer to as a multiplier, there should be an option to just change the speed to 1600. Make sure you are running the correct voltage (probably 1.5v) as lower than rated will make your system unstable. I notice you OCed your i5 already, well RAM works the same way. The lower the latency, and the higher the speed, the more voltage is needed, however, if its rated for that speed and latency you should just be able to change the settings. Look for Intel X.M.P memory profile, that should change the settings from the 1333 CL9 default to whatever the RAM is suppose to run.
December 8, 2012 11:26:32 AM

OK, will try it now a post back in a couple of minutes. Thanks.