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RAM not running at full speed?


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DeZiekeNon

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Hi,

I have a Asus M4a79T Deluxe motherboard. The specifications can be found here. If I am not mistaken it should support 1600 MHz memory. I have a GeIl 2x2Gb 1600MHz DDR3 Dual Channel kit which is 1600 MHz memory. However, when I look at the memory performance in the performance tab of the task manager (Win 8), it states that the speed of the memory is 1333 MHz. So my question is: why is my memory not running at full speed (1600 MHz)?
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Hello DeZiekeNon

For the Ram to run at 1600Mhz you must overclock it, you will note the following information at your link "4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 1600(O.C.) this suggests that the faster Ram will not be "auto detected" and the adjustments done for you.

Your user manual refers users to section 3.6 Advanced Menu regarding the above.
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I see. Will have a look at that then. Is it recommended to overclock my memory?
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Your Ram is not being overclocked so to speak as it is capable of running at 1600Mhz stock speed, it is your MB settings that are being tweaked to match the Ram speed.
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Yes I realized. I'll have a look at that. I think it might help my BF4 framerate:P
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Let us know how it goes :thumbsup:
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My ram is now running at 1600 MHz. I managed to do this with the help over the forum of Overclockers.com. Thread can be found here.
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Glad you got it sorted and thanks for the follow up :thumbsup:
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