RAM troubles plzzz help!

By Nez0r ยท 5 replies
Feb 22, 2006
  1. Hi guys

    Just wondering if u might be able to help me with a little problem i have.
    before i start=
    AMD64 3800+ Venice CPU
    Gigabyte K8N-SLI PRO m/b
    2 gig (4x512) corsair value select RAM
    Gigabyte 7800GT
    Seagate SATA 160gig HDD

    Ok, now thats out of the way heres my problem.

    I recently upgraded from 1gig of ram (2x512) too 2gig (4x512) of RAM. Before the update i had recorded that my memclock frequency was at 200mhz, which i think is what its supposed to be at. When i update to the extra 2x512 chips, ive noticed that the memclock frequency has dropped down to 166mhz. I've ensured that i got the exact same chips, i've tried going into the BIOS to up the frequency but the option is Greyed out and cannot be changed.

    Any ideas?

    Sincerely Nez0r :hotbounce
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    This is a common problem with AMD memory controllers. They are not very good at using 4 sticks of ram and will often underclock the memory in order to be able to handle it.

    In general, it is not a good idea to use 4 sticks with AMD processors (unless your CPU is revE)

    However, try updating your BIOS and see if this clears you up. Sometimes it turns out to be a motherboard problem.
  3. Nez0r

    Nez0r TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah i've had a few people tell me that. Damn AMD!

    I might try a BIOS update, maybe that might help? *shrugs*
  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Actually, since your CPU is the Venice, I believe that means yours is the revision E....

    I think a bios update should fix you up! Give it a shot and let us know how it goes.
  5. Nez0r

    Nez0r TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Bingo! right on the money, back at 200mhz now :haha:

    Thanks for that dude, much appreciated!
  6. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Exellent news!!!!

    Glad that worked out mate.
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