running memory at 1066mhz

Gigabyte / Ga-ma790gp-ds4h
August 2, 2009 at 09:35:30
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 3.213 GHz / 3069 MB
a bit of a odd one this is.
iv got.... OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 1066MHz/PC2-8500 Gold Memory

CL 5-6-6-18
2.1 Volts

i was running it at 1066mhz but i found out through trail and error that it was causing the text on ie explorer to flash with faint black lines??
but iv set the memory back to default and it and its much better...

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August 2, 2009 at 12:04:10
You need to clarify your specs. Do you have a Phenom or one of the Phenom based X2's or X3's? Is the system overclocked?

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August 2, 2009 at 16:59:31
sorry....yes its oc'ed

CPU Type DualCore AMD Athlon Black Edition 7750, @ 3121 MHz (15.5 x 201)
CPU Core 1.33 V

Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H

OCZ Gold XTC OCZ2G10662G 2 GB DDR2-800 x 2

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August 3, 2009 at 04:44:09
Do you have DDR2-1066 or DDR2-800? Because your last line says "OCZ Gold XTC OCZ2G10662G 2 GB DDR2-800 x 2?

And you said it works better with the default setting...what is it defaulting to?

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August 3, 2009 at 12:03:31
sorry four the delay....

the ram is ddr2 pc8500 2gig x 2...the link to the ram is on the first post.
and its set to auto..... 800mhz

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August 3, 2009 at 13:56:50
Your link may say it's DDR2-1066 but CPUZ says it's DDR2-800. True DDR2-1066 that conforms to the JEDEC standard runs at 1.8v, not 2.1v, plus it would show up on the CPUZ table as DDR2-1066. What you appear to have is DDR2-800 that's being marketed as DDR2-1066. The only way to get it to run at that speed would be to manually configure the BIOS/RAM settings.

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August 5, 2009 at 12:41:10
jam........i think we are on different tracks. ill start again

my ram OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Gold Edition 4GB Dual on my first post..
i was running it at 1066mhz from when i built the rig...6/7 months.
CL 5-6-6-18
2.1 Volts......which is the advised setting from OCZ.
but i am now gone back to running it at 800mhz because of the above problem.
iv gone from 1066 to 800mhz lots of time to test it...but everytime i go to 1066 i get the flicker.

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