ram not overclocking

Hi all, so I am new to overclocking and have begun to learn on my new rig I just built, so far I have my i7-3770K @4.3GHz at 1.032 volts.

I am however not able to get my ram at the 1866 speed it is supposed to be at. I run CPU-Z while I run prime95 and it always says 800 MHz, So i went into the bios and selected the XMP proile and then it said (in the bios) its target was 1866, I thought ok that was easy.

However now its only adjusted the CAS to 9 and the clock speeds are just slightly better at 980 MHz, still not at the 1866 speed


Can any give me some advice on how to get my ram to where it needs to be? THanks!
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  1. anything??
  2. does your motherboard support 1866MHz RAM ?
  3. ScopeThaGecko said:
    does your motherboard support 1866MHz RAM ?


    Ya it supports 1866, problem is i cant get it past about 980 MHz or so.

    Here is my system

    CPU: i7-3770K
    MOBO: Asus Sabertooth z77
    HEAT SINK: Corsair H80i
    GPU: EVGA 550ti 2GB
    PSU: Corsair HX650
    RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866
    SSD: Kingston HyperX 120GB
    HDD: 1TB Western Digital Black
    CASE: Coolermaster Haf X
  4. Are you using the correct stress test?
  5. ScopeThaGecko-1282653 said:
    Are you using the correct stress test?


    I have been using Prime95 Blend test, would that be the correct one?
  6. HBchevelle68 said:
    ScopeThaGecko-1282653 said:
    Are you using the correct stress test?


    I have been using Prime95 Blend test, would that be the correct one?


    Yeah that's it.
    Sorry i dont know, dont have a lot of ram oc experience

    Sorry
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