Re: New ASRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen installation - Which of these should be updated?
I'm getting wonderful info from all of you. Your replies are detailed enough for me to actually understand and follow. I haven't done 'everything' you've suggested yet, but I did download the CPU-Z standalone. I used it, and here are two screenshots of two of the tabs (CPU & SPD). The SPD tab reveals that my RAM Voltage actually is 1.5V, which is what I've been trying to resolve for days. I made a topic and replied to several replies on the G.Skills forum about the issue, which was that my ASRock MB Extreme Tuning Utility shows my RAM Voltage at 1.529 in both the Hardware Monitor section and in the OC'ing section. I don't which is the more correct of the two applications; the CPU-Z or the ASRock Utility. In any event, I'm happy to see at least one of them showing 1.5V. From what I had read elsewhere, that is the Voltage that is supposed to be correct. However, the other parameters (under the '1600' column) don't match what my BIOS Profile_1 says: 8-8-8-24 and 1T.
Here are the two screencaptures FYI. By the way, since this forum allows only 1 attachment per post, I combined the two into one.
Last edited by LECBOATER; 06-26-2012 at 01:27 PM.
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