I've just built a new computer with Kingston 1066MHz RAM and am using an AMD Quad Core Processor but the Motherboard detects the RAM at 800MHz.
I tried to figure out how to overclock the ram from 800MHz to it's normal operating mode of 1066MHz, but I don't know a think about overclocking. I don't even know if we can call it that this time because the stuff is underclocked right now. I wish I could understand why the MB just doesn't pick up on the correct speed.
Until today, I've had NO experience with overclocking. I did a lot of research online, but it didn't help me much. Here are the two things that confused me the most:
1. The BIOS would demonstrate that my configuration would put the RAM to 933MHz, but a save and reboot would actually put the RAM at around 850MHz. I don't know why the two numbers differ that way.
2. I read many people speak of using 2.2 for a voltage so I assume that's a fairly common voltage. My RAM is actually rated for 2.3 volts. Although I didn't save my changes, I maxed out the voltage of the RAM and it would only go to 1.97. I couldn't even get to 2 volts, much less the 2.2 most people are using and certainly not the 2.3 my RAM is calling for.
I can't stand it. I've wasted my entire afternoon and now it is very late.
Is there anyone that can please walk me through overclocking this RAM, step by step, from 800MHz to 1066MHz?
I've tried and tried and tried but can't get a stable system unless it's all set to AUTO for the 800MHz to appear. I'm not trying to make my RAM run off the charts, I'm simply trying to make it run as fast as it's suppose to!
Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.