RAM Upgrade - M18x (with pics)

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  1. TheMatrixHacker

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    Okay so Installed 16GB of Corsair Vengeance 1600MHZ as that was all that is available at frys. The website says it can support 2000MHz as well, however Im not seeing that as an option in the bios. Anyone here can point me to a thread on Over Clocking memory ? I switched it to 1866 in the bios but its not changing clock and I was thinking I might have to change some other settings. Any information at all would be helpful.
     
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    Download and run CPU-Z. It will show you, among other things, information about each of your RAM modules, including what timing profiles are built in, and what XMP profiles are built in to the modules.

    From there, you should be able to determine what you can run at.

    Also, Corsair sells 1866 RAM, so I'm not sure how likely their 1600 will overclock. I'm sure they want you to buy their 1866 stuff!
     
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    Can you help me make since of this ? Never done anything with memory before. here is a screenshot of CPUZ.

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    So you see your DRAM freq is about 800. Multiply that x2, gives you your 1600MHz. Your timings are 10-10-10-1T. Bigger numbers = slower.

    Click the SPD tab and you'll see what timings are programmed into your DIMM's.
    Remember to multiply x 2 the frequencies. If there are any XMP profiles under SPD, those would need to be accessed and set via the BIOS.

    I believe my Vengeance 1866 is set to 10-10-10-2T. The 2T vs 1T is slower.
     
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    Okay Ill see what I can do in bios. Thanks.
     
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    Question was answered elsewhere!
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to do this, I will be using it as I'm intending to use 16Gb 1866Mhz Kingston HyperX memory. Your how-to guide will be very useful.

    OB

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    I'm thinking of getting this for my M18x, any thoughts on this?
    CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600
    Model CMSX16GX3M2A1600C10
     
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    Hi,

    You can try it but, if you look into it on the other threads, some users/members have had issues using this memory due to some problem between it and the M18X, most success has been found using the Kingston HyperX memory...

    You can always give it a try and report your findings?

    OB
     
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