My motherboard is a Gigabyte, model #EP35C-DS3R. It can support DDR2 and DDR3 memory. I've been using DDR2 memory, 800Mhz, but just picked up some DDR3. I removed the DDR2 memory and inserted the DDR3 only; here's the specs on the DDR3 memory:
4GB: 2 x 2GB Modules DDR3
CL - 9 -9 -9- 24, DHX Cooling
After installing the memory, I booted up and went into the BIOS. My System memory multiplier (SPD) is set to "Auto". Then next to memory frequency it says this:
Memory Frequency (Mhz) 1066 - 1203
The memory is not reading 1333Mhz like it's labeled. I did some random searching on the 'Net and found a posting where someone was experiencing something similar. One reply to the post said that some companies will take memory that's really rated at 1066Mhz speed and "tune" it to 1333Mhz; they said the company OCZ is known to do this. They asked the original poster what brand they have, and it turned out to be Corsair, the same as mine.
A suggestion was to "up" the voltage to the memory to fix this problem.
Any ideas anyone?
On the package this Corsair Memory is listed as 1333Mhz, and:
9 - 9 - 9 - 24
My BIOS reads it as:
7 - 7 - 7 - 20
And CPU-Z reads it as:
8 - 8 - 8 - 23
As a matter of fact, here's a couple of screen shots from CPU-Z:
Please let me know what you think so I can get this RAM to run at its specified speed and proper timings of 9 - 9 - 9 - 24.
Thanks fort any help/ info!!