01-02-2010, 05:24 AM
Join Date: Jan 2010
I have just built a new computer for christmas. The spec is as follows:
Multi boot- windows xp 64 bit and windows 7 64 bit
Asus Rampage 2 extreme mobo
intel i7 920 processor
The ram is currently running at 1066Mhz but it should be running at 1866mhz.
My question is, do I have to manually adjust the cmos setup utility to make the ram run at 1866mhz or should it do it automatically? I would have thought the mobo should have automatically configured the ram to run at its best speed? Is that correct?
Also, is there anyway to see what speeds your ram is running at once in windows?
I dont really like the idea of overclocking components past what they should run at as it shortens life expectancy and can make the system unstable.
What is the best way to get my ram to run at its tested clock speed (1866mhz).
Any help will be greatly appreciated, or any other ideas e.g. is it worth running it at 1866mhz.