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Old March 14, 2011, 07:36 AM
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Default Conflicting memory Mhz information

8 gigabytes of Patriot pvs24G6400llk (4 sticks of 2) on a Gigabyte EP45-DQ6
According to the Patriot website, the voltage is 2.1-2.2v, CAS is 4-4-4-12, 800Mhz Patriot Memory - Products
I lowered the CAS to 4-4-4-12 and increased the voltage to 2.08V - everything else is on auto setup.
Bios is reporting 800Mhz; HOWEVER, Memtest and CPU-Z are both reporting 400Mhz???
Are memtest and CPU-Z correct? Are there other bios settings I need to look into?
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CPUz and Memtest are reporting the Ram Frequency.
DDR = dual data rate so if cpu-z shows 400 is actually running at 400x2.
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Ahhhhhhh - this makes sense. Thanks!
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Old March 14, 2011, 10:31 AM
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and also do watch cooling, close together + a couple or more volts of juice will generate some nice temps :)
get some fannage going in the general direction. had a guy bring me his pc, dude had 0 airflow and the rams
@2.2v cooked
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Old March 14, 2011, 12:23 PM
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Sound advice on the voltage / heat issue. Even though the memory is rated for 2.1v, doesn't mean that it doesn't have to be cooled. Right now, I have 6 120mm radiator mounted fans pushing air across the board, so I'm hoping that should do it.

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Old March 14, 2011, 01:01 PM
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That looks rather intriguing...anymore pictures of it?
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Old March 15, 2011, 11:07 AM
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Hey JD...

Well, just the one I posted a while back when I finished building the frame. z68 or LGA2011?

In my mind, liquid cooled systems are individual expressions of form and function; and as such, should be hung on the wall as a functional display - not stuffed in a box. The copper wall mounted frame is something of a 'proof of concept' piece - made entirely out of repurposed plumbing. As a PoC, it works very well, and I'll do a more committed build once the LGA 2011's come out in Q4.

... Ill tidy up the wiring and take a video when I get home from the office tonight.
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