pc-wizard reports wrong ram

Micro-star international / Ms-7250
December 30, 2009 at 08:08:33
Specs: Windows 7, 3.099 GHz / 2047 MB
I'm just wondering how accurate pc-wizard is(2010). (ignore ram in sig etc..not updated my new build yet)

I've got the following memory..


OCZ Platinum 4GB (2x2GB) (OCZ3P13334GK) DDR3 PC3-10666C7 1333MHz Dual channel.

This is onboard an Asus M4A79XTD Evo (Socket AM3) mobo

Each stick however is reported by pc-wizard as


DDR3-SDRAM PC3-8500 (533 MHz) - [DDR3-1067]


Format : UDIMM (133.35 x 0)

Everything is set to auto in BIOS (latest bios) so I can't see what the settings are. (boards plug & play is turned off BTW)

I'm wondering one of three things, pc-wizard is wrong, bios needs changing. Or there is another factor..the board has cooln-quiet enabled which slows the processor when not fully needed. I'm wondering if it also slows the ram etc & maybe pc-wizard is displaying current timings etc? (I doubt it?)

Another thing...the two dimms are displayed as being in bank 2 & 3. They are (hopefully) in dual mode..both sticks being in the same colour & next to each other. I thought the order was bank 1-4..perhaps it's 0-3?

TIA Andy

(full of questions at moment!)

Athlon64 x2 6000+
MSI K9SLI NF570
2GB pc6400 800mhz mram
2x gforce 7950gt sli
Thermaltake TR2-500


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#1
December 30, 2009 at 08:20:48
Try running CPUZ. The SPD tab will show what the RAM is capable of, the Memory tab will show at what speed it's actually running at.

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php


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#2
December 30, 2009 at 08:40:56
tnx, CPUZ also shows DRAM freq at 533.3 MHz

Don't understand the jedec etc in SPD (ranges from 380 to 609 MHz)

but voltages for all 4 show 1.5v & it should be 1.8 or 1.9v.

Gonna have to look up how to set the ram manually I think...

Tnx for the input iam..appreciated. Andy.

Athlon64 x2 6000+
MSI K9SLI NF570
2GB pc6400 800mhz mram
2x gforce 7950gt sli
Thermaltake TR2-500


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#3
December 30, 2009 at 08:46:08
Try SIW. SIW can tell you about much more than just your RAM. Get it at the link below.

http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download...


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#4
December 30, 2009 at 09:12:47
All DDR3-SDRAM is supposed to run at 1.5v, IF it conforms to the JEDEC standard. Your RAM is on the Memory Support List though. Try going into the BIOS & manually configuring your RAM settings. Apparently it should be 7-7-7-20 at 1.8v.

http://www.ocztechnology.com/produc...

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_...


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#5
December 30, 2009 at 09:30:33
Tnx for the link Othehill Will have a look at that.

cheers again also iam. I had set my ram manually b4 returning here...but I'll take a closer look at those links also.

Set timing or something (frequency?) to 1333mhz (from a list) CPUZ now shows DRAM frequency as 666.6 MHz (that sound right?)

Also set TCL 7
TRCD 7
TRP 7
TRAS 20

As for voltage...it's set to auto but won't let me change it.

tnx again for the help...Andy

Athlon64 x2 6000+
MSI K9SLI NF570
2GB pc6400 800mhz mram
2x gforce 7950gt sli
Thermaltake TR2-500


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#6
December 30, 2009 at 20:25:54
Look in PS Health in the BIOS for the voltage the RAM is currently running. You can also change from auto to manual. Every BIOS is a little different in how to do that. Look for advanced or custom settings.

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#7
December 31, 2009 at 12:30:53
cheers othehill....Have set it all manually....yeah the voltage was a little different...pressing +/- changed it..(as the right pane showed but I was blind to it)

Anyway...happy new year all while I'm here. :)

Help appreciated as always.

(siw...looks a little like sisoft sandra & pc-wizard)

Athlon64 x2 6000+
MSI K9SLI NF570
2GB pc6400 800mhz mram
2x gforce 7950gt sli
Thermaltake TR2-500


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#8
December 31, 2009 at 12:54:59
Haven't used SANDRA in a few years but you used to be able to benchmark with it. SIW is just an informational utility.

Never used PC Wizard.


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#9
December 31, 2009 at 13:06:44
You can benchmark with pc-wizard..not a bad prog. Not used sandra for a few years myself :)

Phenom II x4 965 c3
Asus M4a79xtd-evo
4 gig DDR3 PC3-10666C7
Gainward gtx 260 gs
corsair 650w
win7 64 bit


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