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Beazel

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Hi, i bought new memory today but it doesn't seem to be working as it should be.
My motherboard is the P5ND2-SLI and the memory is OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 SLI-Ready Edition Dual Channel
It says it should run at 533 MHz but i only seem to be getting 333.

Here is a screen shot of everest showing the memory summary.
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I am a novice when it comes to memory so was just wondering if there is a way to get the most out of this memory.

Thanks,
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Go into bios under the Advanced tab then under frequency controll see what the current mem speed is set to.
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It says

PCIE Frequency (MHz) 100
Current FSB speed 800 MHz
Current MEM Speed (DDR) 666.7 MHz
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Did you remove the old ram? if not the ram will run at the slowest ram modular installed.

Did you try loading the bios defaults?
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Yea, ive done both.
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Hi Beazel,

You will need to up the voltage on the sticks from within the BIOS. Apparently, Everest is reporting that your sticks need to be at 2.3V. Confirm this (by manual/looking on the sticker of the RAM stick itself) and adjust as necessary.

Report back what happens next :)

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I have change the voltage to 2.3, which does agree with the ram stickers, but there is no diffrence. Even when i opened everest it showed exactly the same as the screenshot above.

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That's interesting. I would try entering the BIOS and manually setting the speeds and timings, are you able to achieve this?

When you purchased the RAM, did it come with a small instruction manual? (My GeIL RAM did).

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Yea i can manually change the speeds but when i do, the pc sets them back to defult due to system faliure

Also the memory only came with a leaflet on how to place them in the pc, which isnt that helpful
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