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Alienware Memory Fraud?

Well, I was looking at the Intel Tuning Utility to see if I could find a good speed to overclock to. However, I came across this:

Note, I ordered 1333MHz RAM. Does it say anything about overclocking?

As you can see from the chart, alienware simply charges $150 more than they should for 12 GB memory.

I hope I am wrong.

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Re: Alienware Memory Fraud?

Ah, that makes sense. Problem solved.

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Re: Alienware Memory Fraud?

I get the same thing 1064 on default. I bought aftermarket memory though that is 1600 and I'm runnin it at 1900 so mine says 1064   1900    1900. So I think your good.

 

edit: overclock that puppy

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Re: Alienware Memory Fraud?

Hey Aplar.. i'm glad you saw my responce before Dell deleted it.  They claimed i said a bad word which by anyones definition isnt a bad word.. anywho have fun!

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Re: Alienware Memory Fraud?

And thats why people dont like Dell, attatudes like that.

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Re: Alienware Memory Fraud?

I got mine with the 1333mhz but it shows up as the 1280.0 mhz as you can see from my screen shot... shouldnt it say 1333.0mhz like the guys who started this thread?? Chris M please help!!

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Re: Alienware Memory Fraud?

By looking at the two screens, yours vs the other persons, their almost identical.  It is possible that your memory timings are off a little bit, did you check in that tab?  Its also possible that your RAM is of poor quality or you got a bad chip in there somewhere.. but I would check the timings, bump them up by 1 or something and see if that works.. it should tell you what the new speeds would be before applying the settings.. just be careful!

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Honestly I wouldn't worry about it as I doubt you would notice a big difference... It just sounds like your ram is running a little slower then stated and the clock speed (or whatever it is) is down by a point or two.  If you really dont feel comfortable messing with those settings (and I dont blame you) then I wouldn't touch them as you can risk burning out components.  You could call Dell and have them go through the settings with you... I believe Chris M stated they have a preset already done for the 'max' overclocking recommended.. you could see about that.. or wait for chris to reply...

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