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PC question: Memory in Bios showing lower speed than what it should?

RockstarRob Avatar
8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
Hi,

I've just built a new PC over the w/e with help from some guys on here with certain aspects which I appreciate. I had a quick look on the bios to check everything is running normally and noticed the Mobo detects the memory but sais each stick is running at 266mhz and the memory I bought is 667mhz do I have to adjust the ram speed manually or is the 266mhz correct.

Thanks guys.
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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You should be able to change it in your BIOS, it will be under memory timings or something similar I believe

The PC usually reads the RAM's SPD and configures itself automatically but in your case it either hasn't done that correctly or your RAM is dodgy. I would imagine though that it is just a case of manually configuring the memory timings and you'll be fine
#2
Thanks buddy, Yeah the pc has been on all over the w/e with no problems have given it a good test. I will have a look at it tommorow so all I do is adjust both timings to 667mhz each or as there running together would it be a different number sorry but Im not tottally sure what number to enter for each. Thanks :)
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RockstarRob
Thanks buddy, Yeah the pc has been on all over the w/e with no problems have given it a good test. I will have a look at it tommorow so all I do is adjust both timings to 667mhz each or as there running together would it be a different number sorry but Im not tottally sure what number to enter for each. Thanks :)


You should just be able to set each channel to 667, when you try to alter the memory timings it will come up with a list of compatible speeds anyway
#4
Excellent thanks mate :thumbsup: appreciate your help:)
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RockstarRob
Excellent thanks mate :thumbsup: appreciate your help:)


No probs, good luck :thumbsup:
banned#6
My new Asus motherboard doesn't support the full 800Mhz of my new RAM because it doesn't support the voltage, supports the speed though, just a heads up.
#7
DDR2 is double the rate of the mainboard, so 266=533, that may be the max your board supports. check if there is a bios update available for your board for it too detect and set a higher rate
#8
This is the motherboard I got

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=2Core1333-2.66G

It came in a combo deal on Ebuyer for £80 with a overclocked CPU @ 2.66.

It sais it does support DDR2 667 so I will have a look in a mo.
#9
Right guys just changed it do you think I will notice the difference much in games etc with the extra oomph?.
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RockstarRob;2620730
Right guys just changed it do you think I will notice the difference much in games etc with the extra oomph?.


Short answer - no.

Probably 10% faster at most (likely much less) so pretty hard to notice!:thumbsup:

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