Fong Hon Lim said:
I have already settle the case. The Ram IS a 1066MHz RAM but HyperX set the default SPD to 800MHz for compability with more motherboard.
I dont think anyone here said anything about it not being 1066 ram..... so why are you saying " IS ". No one here is doubting it.
So are you saying the case is settled = "HyperX set the default SPD to 800MHz for compability with more motherboard."
This is true but YOU have to "Manually" set the memory configuration in bios to obtain 1066mhz speed.
Oh by the way..The official fastest speed for DDR is 800mhz. Anything above this is considered "overclocked". In reality, all DDR speed above 800mhz are memory that company have guarantees that they will run at those faster speeds. In SPD, the company will map out what the memory speed the DDR can run at. One way to look at SPD mapping, you need to run CPU - Z. In this utility, there is a SPD tab. In this tab, it will display the infomation outlined by the memory company as to what speed it can run and what configuration is needed for those speed to be obtainable.
The reason the BIOS and Everest display the memory as 800mhz is because the bios Memory setting is set for AUTO detect. Default will be settings for 800mhz. You have to go into bios and set the ram speed, timing, and voltage MANUALLY. Some motherboards can detect the memory at 1066 and will set the parameters for it but other motherboards will most of the time go with the SPD default of 800mhz.
Steps to get the memory to run and recognized as 1066mhz was given to you.
Oh... another thing... I and my brother have that very same exact memory (Kingston KHX8500D2K2/2G).
1. My brother's rig I had to set the speed manually.
2. My rig recognized it at the 1066mhz speed automatically... (two months later I swapped the kingston HyperX out for some Dominator 1066)
So if your fix is that HyperX sets 800mhz as SPD default..... well, that's ok I guess....
it can do 1066mhz (as long as the motherboard allows it)..