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So I have ddr4 ram 3200mhz

For a while now my ram has been set to 2133mhz even though I know that the i7 10700f processor can go up to 2900mhz

 

I went into bios and set my ram frequency to 3200mhz and then saved the changes, and then my pc would reboot and shut down, beep, and then startup, however the ram speeds were set back to its default settings. 

I tried again but this time I set the frequency to 2900mhz, and it only did the same thing as before. 

 

Any idea what I am doing wrong? 

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Hi RT2X,

 

I feel your pain, so to speak.

 

Encountered the same issue on my rig (see link: Upgrading HP EliteDesk 800 G3 SFF - Page 3 - HP Support Community - 8251218) -where I posted, quote:

 

Esteemed Forum,

 

Let's talk about RAM for a moment, that is: RAM-speed in particular.  I bought 4 x 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series Dual Channel PC4-19200 DDR4 RAM, with a factory memory speed capable/designed to run at 2400 MHz.

 

However, as many other prior Forum discussions have mentioned ad nauseam, 2400 MHz RAM most often runs at 2133 MHz on HP PCs, even though, for example, according to HP's specs for the HP EliteDesk 800 G3 SFF (https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05369814), both 2400 MHz supporting processors (such as the i7-7700K) combined with 2400 MHz qualified DDR4 RAM should run at 2400 MHz -except, it doesn't: my 2400 MHz RAM runs at 2133 MHz.

 

The problem is that HP doesn't provide the means to manually adjust XMP in BIOS.  In my opinion, it is most unfortunate that HP doesn't provide the software tool to make 2400 MHz RAM actually run at 2400 MHz.

 

The G.SKILL RAM does show that the XMP profile is active, but still only shows speed clocked at 2133 MHz.


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That is weird because in my bios I am able to toggle between xmp profiles and even create my own, is that what you meant you could not do by "manually adjust xmp"? 

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Yes, that is what I meant.  My HP EliteDesk 800 G3 SFF BIOS profile most likely looks a little different than yours, but unless you have an actual BIOS option to enable XMP (Extreme Memory Profile), RAM memory may not run at the top speed it was designed to run at.  And that is the case with my rig: no XMP option in BIOS, and thus, other users' and my experience is that greater than 2133 MHz speed RAM defaults to 2133 MHz.

 

Just out of morbid curiosity, but are you running with the latest BIOS version for your system?


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Yes I do have the latest bios update, however I managed to actually overclock my ram! 

 

When choosing the ram frequency I realized it doubles it, so if I choose 1333mhz, in reality i'm choosing 2,666mhz 

 

Since I have an I7 10700f processor, I cannot choose any higher frequency or my pc will just not boot up properly, so I cannot use the full power of my 3000mhz ram, but 2,666mhz is still somewhat better than 2,133mhz

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All right! That is great news! -Unfortunately, my EliteDesk 800 G3 SFF BIOS does not provide this option.

 

My desktop does not recognize the 2.0 XMP format, and it appears to switch over to the regular JEDEC speed at 2133 MHz it does recognize.


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