Installed RAM Displayed Incorrectly?

Mr Smiley

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And a very Good Morning to you all at 2:24am from Sydney, Australia!!!

I draw your attention to the image attached below which I have extracted from Lavalys Everest Ultimate Edition's Memory Benchmarking Test.

As I only confess to having no more than an intermediate computer knowledge, could someone please answer my following query:

Why in the image does it display my Memory Type as being Dual Channel DDR2-667 SDRAM (5-5-5-12) when what I have installed is Dual Channel DDR2-800 RAM (4-4-4-12)?

Any information and assistance would be much appreciated.

With Kindest Regards

Neil

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Brink

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mvp
Hi Neil,

Do you have any DDR2 667 MHz RAM sticks installed with the 800 MHz ones? If you do, the 800 MHz will step down to 667 MHz automatically. You should also double check your motherboard memory jumpers and BIOS settings to make sure that they are correct.

See if you get the same results with CPU-Z.

CPUID

Shawn
 

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Mr Smiley

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Hi Shawn

Thanks mate for your response.

When I added the extra 2GB of G-Skill RAM recently, I made sure that they were identical to the existing 2GB being: G-Skill F2 6400 PHU2 2GB HZ DDRII 1GB PC2 6400 444/12)

Can you take a look at the attachments below from CPU-Z when you get a chance (no rush please ... you have larger fish to fry I'm sure) and let me know if all appears to be okay.

Regards
Neil

 
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Brink

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mvp
Neil,

CPU-Z is showing that you are using 800 MHz RAM, but it looks like the RAM in slots 2 and 4 are using EPP set at the 667 MHz setting instead of it's 800 MHz rating. I would look at the BIOS settings for them to adjust them to their 800 MHz settings (JEDEC#2) in CPU-Z.

Shawn
 

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Mr Smiley

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Shawn

I was just saying to 'Sharp' who also sent me some valuable advice on this matter and whose instructions I just followed ie:

I went into Setup and under 'Jumpfree Configuration' chose Manual and selected 800MHz for DRAM Frequency and Memory Voltage to 2.0.

Result? Unable to Boot. Screen read 'Overclocking or Over Voltage Failed'

I uninstalled the Asus Software called Ai Booster which only gave me the option to increase it to 711MHz.

Current Status: Everything in the Jumpfree Configuration settings is on Auto other than the DRAM Frequency which I've been able to increase to 711MHz and the CPU Frequency which says 266 and in a window next to this it says Valid Input Value 100 - 550.

I'm sure that will all make alot more sense to you and Sharp than it does to me.

Neil
 

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Mr Smiley

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Hang on hold your horses ... I think we might of done it!!!

Under 'Jumpfree Configuration', instead of going to DRAM Frequency I went to Overclocking Options and it gave me the following options:

FSB960 / DDR2 800
FSB1200 / DDR2 800
FSB 1280 / DDR2 800

The first one booted up with a CPU speed of 2.16MHz, the second one booted up with a CPU speed of 2.70GHz, and the third option did not allow me to boot up at all.

Therefore, I have selected the second option and I hope this is what I was meant to do in order to have my 4 RAM sticks correctly setup.

Is it right now???!!!

Neil
 

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Brink

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mvp
Neil,

Is it showing the same CPU-Z settings in slot 1 screenshot above in for all 4 RAM sticks now?

The DRAM frequency should be 400 MHz with timings of 5-5-5-15 at 1.8 V for all 4 sticks.

Shawn
 

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Sharp

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Does it allow you to do this,

(ignore the memory voltage in this screenshot)
[media]http://img.hexus.net/v2/motherboards/intel/asus/P5WDH/P5W-DH_Deluxe_BIOS_jumper_free-big.jpg[/media]


And at this section set the SPD option to enable
[media]http://img.hexus.net/v2/motherboards/intel/asus/P5WDH/P5W-DH_Deluxe_BIOS_chipset1-big.jpg[/media]
 

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Dragor

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I would suggest Mr Smiley to swap the sticks around. I would also urge you to carefully go through your printed motherboard manual. There are specific positions required for RAM sticks.Make sure you have followed them.

The screenshots shown by sharp are very much similar to what i find in my bios setup and if Mr Smiley looks at the first of them, he'll find his answer right there.
 

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Mr Smiley

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Hi Shawn & Sharp


I think I've figured it out now, but I would appreciate it if you could review my CPU-Z & Everest attachments when convenient for confirmation that my RAM configuration is now correct.

I went into Jumpfree Configuration and Disabled DRAM Frequency which allowed me to change the numbers from 5-4-4 /15 I think it was from memory (no pun intended) to 4-4-4 / 12 and it then allowed me to change the DRAM Frequency to DDR2 800 without having to go into Overclocking Options as I had done earlier.

I look forward to receiving your valued feedback at your convenience.

Many thanks once again for your support.

Neil
 
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    Intel Core i7-920
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    Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R
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    8GB Kingston DDR3 1333MHz (4 x 2GB)
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    Gigabyte GV-N26OC-896H-B
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    N/A - On Board via SPDIF
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    BenQ 24" E2420HD
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    1920 x 1080p Full HD
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Brink

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mvp
Neil,

It looks good to me. It does look like you have a slightly different type of memory in slots 2 and 4, but they are compatible with the others in slot 1 and 3.

Great job,
Shawn
 

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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
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    2560x1440
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
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    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

Sharp

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You have done well :)

For the images you can use the insert image button when posting, then paste the address of the image.

Or use the image tags around the address.

EG,
PHP:
[img]http://www.vistax64.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2905&d=1203587393[/img]

And it will look like this,
attachment.php
 

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Mr Smiley

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Thanks again for your help Shawn & EG!

Hey Sharp, thanks for the image tip, but I was also wondering how I can display images like you did on the first page of this post ... the setup screenshots where you click to enlarge.

How do I do that?

Neil
 

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    BenQ 24" E2420HD
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    1920 x 1080p Full HD
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    1 x 200mm fan, 6 x 120mm fans, CPU & GPU fan
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    Cordless Logitech MX 5500 Revolution
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Sharp

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I just linked to it from the website using the img tags, not sure if it is the forum or Hexus have the feature on their image.
 

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