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zone_x2005

cant get ram to 1066

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hello

i have been trying to get my ram to run at 1066 but all i get is 800 my specs are

Mobo : GA EP43-UD3L rev 1.0 with F9 BIOS "latest"

CPU : intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.50 GHz FSB : 1333 Cashe : 4 MB

RAM : X2 Kingston HyperX 2GB KHX8500AD2/2G, DDR2 1066 (PC2-8500), 240-Pin, Unbuffered, Non-ECC pic = http://img703.imageshack.us/i/img0023t.jpg/

VGA : ATI HD 5770 1 GB PowerColor

 

i have tried to set the ram timing as the site said at 7 7 7 20 but all i get is 6 6 6 18

 

here are some pix from CPU-Z and the yellow pic is of the mobo supported ram list and mine is not on it :D

http://flickcabin.com/public/viewset/20134

 

any ideas ?

Edited by zone_x2005

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when you changed the timings in your bios for your memory did you also set it to manual timing x5.66 (or whatever) and increase the voltage?

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when you changed the timings in your bios for your memory did you also set it to manual timing x5.66 (or whatever) and increase the voltage?

i left the voltage to auto cuz when i set it to 2.0 the mother gose on in a reboot loop and after draining the power and starting i go to MIT a msg appears and tells me that my last overclock didnt work

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Not a good idea to leave voltages on AUTO when you're oveclocking, the BIOS usually overvolts components like crazy. If your RAM is rated at 1066 then read the label, it should state the timings and the voltages for that speed. If it does not, then see the Kingston site, you need 2.0V and CL7 to run this memory.

 

So you need to go into BIOS and manually set timings to 7-7-7-20 and the voltage to 2.0V. CL6 is "better" then CL7, you might want to try 2.1V or more for CL6, but I wouldn't go over 2.1.

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dont get confused between DDR2 800 and 800mhz. take a screen shot of CPU on the memory because 800mhz is DDR 1600

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