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    Default G74SX with 1600mhz RAM

    I switched the 1333mhz ram that came with my G74 with 1600mhz RAM, but CPU-Z still shows it running at 1333mhz. Is there a way to adjust the speed manually?

    My G74SX is the AH71 model with 2670qm. It came with 16Gb of RAM which I replaced with Samsung Green DDR3 4x4Gb that I got from Fry's. Is it incompatible to run at 1600mhz in G74? Should I return it and get different type of RAM? Can someone help me please?
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    Default Re: G74SX with 1600mhz RAM

    Quote Originally Posted by spaceninja818 View Post
    I switched the 1333mhz ram that came with my G74 with 1600mhz RAM, but CPU-Z still shows it running at 1333mhz. Is there a way to adjust the speed manually?

    My G74SX is the AH71 model with 2670qm. It came with 16Gb of RAM which I replaced with Samsung Green DDR3 4x4Gb that I got from Fry's. Is it incompatible to run at 1600mhz in G74? Should I return it and get different type of RAM? Can someone help me please?
    G74SX would support up to 1866MHZ ram, check the manual about placing them in a ram slots.

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    Default Re: G74SX with 1600mhz RAM

    The G74 can support the speed of the modules but the processor cannot.

    To make full use of 1600mhz you need a processor that can run at that speed.

    My 2760QM runs at 1600mhz so my hyperX is fully utilised. Your 2670QM does not:

    Intel® Core? i7-2670QM Processor (6M Cache, 2.20 GHz) Memory Types DDR3-1066/1333

    http://ark.intel.com/products/53474/...he-2_40-GHz%29 Memory Types DDR3-1066/1333/1600

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    Default Re: G74SX with 1600mhz RAM

    Quote Originally Posted by Yiddo View Post
    The G74 can support the speed of the modules but the processor cannot.

    To make full use of 1600mhz you need a processor that can run at that speed.

    My 2760QM runs at 1600mhz so my hyperX is fully utilised. Your 2670QM does not:

    Intel® Core? i7-2670QM Processor (6M Cache, 2.20 GHz) Memory Types DDR3-1066/1333

    Intel® Core? i7-2760QM Processor (6M Cache, 2.40 GHz) Memory Types DDR3-1066/1333/1600
    But my M17x which has the same type of CPU as my G74 seems to be running at 1600mhz. CPU-Z shows it running at 797.5.
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    Default Re: G74SX with 1600mhz RAM

    Exactly the same CPU?

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    Default Re: G74SX with 1600mhz RAM

    As long as you use PnP RAM (Corsair, HyperX), whatever SB CPU will take the extra bandwith (1600, 1866) even the 2630/2670qm !
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    Default Re: G74SX with 1600mhz RAM

    People talk much about HyperX memory , do you know those model ?

    Vengeance SODIMM 4Go (1x4Go) PC12800 1600Mhz CL9 1.5V CMSX4GX3M1A1600C9 memoire ddr3 so dimm CORSAIR - GrosBill.com

    They are WAY cheaper than the HyperX , do someone here already tried them ? The description says it's optimised for 2nd Gen Core i5 / i7 , and will auto adjust the speed without any need of bios change ( So , it's plug and play )
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    Default Re: G74SX with 1600mhz RAM

    THey will work straight away with any SB I7 CPU at the right frequency -1600 in your case
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    Default Re: G74SX with 1600mhz RAM

    Great, found them for even cheaper on my local retailer , 44€ for 8Gig of this model , i think i'll give it a shot next month to see if i can get a real boost from stock one.
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    Default Re: G74SX with 1600mhz RAM

    Don't want to self-promote but my thread shows many advantages of Corsair Vengeance.
    I bought this RAM recently and soon will receive it. But I already know all I need to choose it over some overpriced metal heat-spreaded HyperX.
    Even stock clocks of Corsair are better than HyperX' one.
    Even genius without a proper knowledge can be mislead
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