I'm looking into upgrading my PC, but I'm a bit confused about ram speeds. This is my current setup.
- Motherboard: Asus p6x58d premium
- CPU: Intel Bloomfield i7 930 DDR3
- RAM: Corsair CM3x2G1600C9 (3 x 2GB, in triple-channel 3/6 slots)
The issue is that there seems to be conflicting information about what ram speeds my current board supports. The Asus website says up to 1600 non-O.C.. However, the specifications section of the manual says up to 1333 non-O.C.. I've seen other sites that claim up to 1600 as well, but I'm not sure.
I went into my BIOS and turned my ram speed up from 1066 to 1333, but when I tried selecting 1600 a warning dialog popped up mentioning something about keeping the current voltage setting. Also, the setting description mentioned that only 1066 and 800 ram speed would work on a "locked" cpu. My CPU seems to be working fine at 1333 so far, but I really have no clue if my CPU is locked or not!
Is there a good way of telling the what ram speed that my PC supports?