1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 21, 2012 9:20 AM by David Johnson

    DZ77RE-75K ram question

    David Johnson

      I have a DZ77RE-75K

      I have left the default settings for the memory of which I am using CMP8GX3M4A1600C8

      The bios is reporting that it is running @ 1333mhz

      I have also downloaded a benchmarking tool  3DMark 11 Advanced Editionof which is reporting the RAM running @ 667 mhz

      How can this be?

      Any input would be greatful

        • 1. Re: DZ77RE-75K ram question
          phil_l

          Hi

           

          For compatibility 1600 memory will always report itself as 1333, you need to manually tell most motherboards it is something different.

           

          If you enter the visual BIOS, find the memory settings and move the overclocking slider to 1600, save the settings and reboot, now you should be running at the memories rated speed of 1600.

           

          Note that Intel Desktop utilities usually will still report the memory running at 1333, however if you download cpu-z, under the memory tab it will show frequency ~800Mhz, which * 2 (for double data rate) is 1600.

           

          Regards

           

          Phil