Gskill Ram Low Benchmark Issue

Bryan Sullivan

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Dec 28, 2013
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I recently put this ram in my computer and noticed that it is not posting a very high benchmark compared to ram that is not supposed to be as good. I am new to overclocking and I have tinkered with DRAM speed and timing a little which did post a slightly higher benchmark but I am wondering if anyone can shed some light into why I may be posting a low benchmark.

I bought G.Skill Ripjaws X Series (2 X 4GB)
DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231468

I have set the DRAM speed to 2133 (previously ran at 1600 or 1866) in the bios and i have tried 11-11-11-30 timings as well as 9-9-9-24. There were small increases in the benchmark but I have attached screen shots of the benchmark and as you can see my ram is posting a much lower benchmark than some of the other PC3-12800.

Currently DRAM @ 2133
Timing 9-9-9-24
Voltage: 1.64





http://imgur.com/VNSiim3,S7YSpPh,HA6Xtfn#0
http://imgur.com/VNSiim3,S7YSpPh,HA6Xtfn#1
http://imgur.com/VNSiim3,S7YSpPh,HA6Xtfn#2


MOBO: MSI 970A-G43
CPU: AMD FX-6350 (Aftermarket Air Cooler and Overclocked to 4.5Ghz)
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 660
PSU: 550W
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO


CURRENTLY THE WEAKEST LINK IN MY TOWER IS MY RAM ACCORDING TO BENCHMARK SOFTWARE FROM PASS MARK:
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/
 

Bryan Sullivan

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If you look at the second image you can see that my 8Gbs of PC3-17000 ram is posting slightly higher benchmark than just 4 Gbs of PC2-6400.

That does not seem to make any sense to me. This is supposed to be high end ram as well.
 

Bryan Sullivan

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well thats interesting... re-aligned the ram in proper dimms to allow dual channel mode and then set to 1866 Mhz (confimed it on CPU-Z) with timing at 9-9-9-24 and still posted a really low benchmark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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