1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Crosshair IV running 1600mhz DDR3 showing 1333mhz

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by bokou, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. bokou

    bokou New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Messages:
    178 (0.14/day)
    Thanks Received:
    43
    Location:
    Mississippi
    Long story short I finally got it working and may have even had it working all along.

    I have used HWInfo32 for a lot of stuff in the recent past and was using it to measure the speed of my ram because it was quick to start up and one-click to get my speed to make sure I had set it correctly in the BIOS. I've got an ASUS Crosshair IV and was setting my G-Skill DDR3 1600 to 1600mhz and in the post-screen it was showing 1600 but when I got into windows and opened up HWInfo32 to check my speed it was saying 666.7mhz (per channel) which means 1333. No matter what I did it wasn't changing.

    I first assumed it might be all the "turbo" software or the power-saving software that came with the motherboard. I uninstalled all of that and still had 666.7 showing. A friend of mine asked me what software I was using to check it and when I said HWInfo he said try CPU-Z which I also had installed. When I checked it, it showed 802mhz... so it was incorrect in HWInfo apparently.

    If anyone else ever has this issue - make sure you use something like CPU-Z instead of HWInfo to ensure that all your stuff is running correctly. It really had me aggravated for at least an hour trying to figure it out.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page