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ChrisB

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Thanks DM & absic for the info.  Good to know that help is at hand!

Chris B :)

Dark Mantis

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Hi there,

Sadly DM Is talking about Intel again and the XMP settings aren't present on AMD boards or memory which use BEMP instead (Black Edition Memory Profiles) for runing RAM autiomatically at higher frequencies.

By default, when you put your system together the BIOS will set the RAM to 1333MHz with default voltage and timings that should work straight away. Sometimes there can be issues but I wouldn't expect any from the Vengeance RAM which I have used in several recent builds and on my own system without problem.

Sorry for that as you said that is on Intel boards. Do the likes of Vengeance modules have the BEMP attached as they do have the XMP for runnning faster profiles ?
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absic

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It's pretty difficult to find RAM that do have BEMP and from Corsair there are only a couiple of Dominator sets that I have seen. The vast majority of RAM seems to be geared towards Intel with XMP.  :'(
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

Dark Mantis

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I haven't personally seen any memory modules with a BEMP attached but I just figured that was because I didn't have an AMD motherboard and so maybe they didn't display.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

absic

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Nope, just a really short supply of RAM with BEMP!  :'(
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

Dark Mantis

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There really does seem to be a major leaning towards all things Intel doesn't there even though AMD is very appealing in many ways and  many people are resolute users of the platform. I know the market share is in Intel's favour by quite a large percentage but even so it would seem to not make sense to ignore the AMD side of the market if you are in the industry.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2011, 02:26:55 pm by Dark Mantis »
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

absic

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Maybe AMD will buy a RAM maker like the did with GPU's...... Well, one can live in hope!
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

Dark Mantis

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Ideal situation have it all in house and you can control the way everything workls together. ;)
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Hello, I will make this very short. My cpu is amd am3+ 8120fx . I should be able to run memory at rated stick speed ? Which is 1866 corsair vengence

absic

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Very short answer - yes.
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.