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Setting my 1066mhz memory to run at 1066

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by welly321, Mar 27, 2009.

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    welly321 New Member

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    Hi all. I am new to these forums, and i recently built my first computer. All the parts were ordered from newegg, and everything is working perfectly except the ram. CPUID reports my ram is running at 400mhz(800mhz ddr), and it is supposed to be at 1066. I tried setting it to this speed in the BIOS but when I boot into vista, it locks up after the welcome screen comes up. Any ideas what the problem is? I'm using the BIOS that came with my motherboard. Im worried about updating because i heard theres problems with the foxconn BIOS. All my system specs are in my profile. Thanks in advance for the help, I really appreciate it! :)
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    You have to set the memory to the rated voltage and timings too. You're gonna have to look at the package or the ram sticks themselves to get the timings and voltage.
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    Ok thanks. I will try that tonight. I am at work now. I hope they are on the ram itself because i got them without a box. Im assuming i can google it to get the voltage and timing though.
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    Yeah should say on the side. Enough voltage most important in this case. Timings and voltage also listed on the product page at newegg or the manufacturers site. Leaving the timings on AUTO will work fine but it will default to the slowest timings which is probably 5-5-5-18. However, that's probably what you'll need anyway to run them stable at 1066. At 800 they can probably do 4-4-4-12 and definitely with lower volts than required for 1066.

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