MSI Leopard GP66 Ram running at 2933MHz instead of 3200Mhz + BIOS bug

Shisenkai

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Hi everyone,

I'm not sure where to post this kind of "issue", but it seems like my laptop is actually running 3200mhz Samsung ram modules at effective speed of 2933mhz.
Laptop is advertised to run at 3200 MHz. I tried also to set manually at 3200 but I had no post.
Plus, a friend of mine purchased the same laptop and have the same clock speeds.

I also had a problem with BIOS to save configuration when unlocked to expert mode. When I get to this mode and I try to move to "save and exit" label I get crash and reboot.
I managed to save any changes with F10, but it seems a BIOS bug.

Not sure who to ask for this kind of problems, any suggestions are welcome!

Thanks.
 

nysmeee155102da

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Are you using the RAM modules that are approved by MSI?
What tool do you use to monitor the RMA speed?

About BIOS, what you mean by "Expert mode"?
btw you shouldn't adjust the settings in BIOS since it's easy to brick the laptop if you adjust the wrong settings.
You said it crashed. You mean the laptop just shut down?

Use this tool to export and share the system info here.
 

Shisenkai

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Are you using the RAM modules that are approved by MSI?
What tool do you use to monitor the RMA speed?

About BIOS, what you mean by "Expert mode"?
btw you shouldn't adjust the settings in BIOS since it's easy to brick the laptop if you adjust the wrong settings.
You said it crashed. You mean the laptop just shut down?

Use this tool to export and share the system info here.
Out of box, the stock ram running at 2933 mhz, simple as that.
About the speed I checked from bios, cpu-z, sandra, hwinfo, userbenchmark, etc.

Thanks for advice but know perfectly how to adjust settings from BIOS, I'm not a newbie.

Bios crashes and laptop reboots when I try to go to "exit and save" label when "expert mode" is on: left ctrl + shift + alt+ f2, as I said.
 

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Which the RAM module used on your laptop?
Single channel or dual channel?
Share the system info file here (use this).

Which BIOS version you're on? Also share what settings you adjusted.
Make sure you update BIOS to the latest version and try again.
 

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I have the same problem!!!

How did you manage to set the manual options in BIOS? I don't know what settings to change . Hope it's ok to ask in your post as mine hasn't received response yet.

Obviously this is so frustrating and misleading as the speed is advertised as 3200mhz. I emailed MSI and sent them the link to my laptop on their website and all they said was "that's the highest specification" and sent me a link to the i7 processor which only runs at 2933mhz apparently. If that's the case why advertise their ram speed at 3200mhz!!!
 
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nysmeee155102da

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I have the same problem!!!

How did you manage to set the manual options in BIOS? I don't know what settings to change . Hope it's ok to ask in your post as mine hasn't received response yet.

Obviously this is so frustrating and misleading as the speed is advertised as 3200mhz. I emailed MSI and sent them the link to my laptop on their website and all they said was "that's the highest specification" and sent me a link to the i7 processor which only runs at 2933mhz apparently. If that's the case why advertise their ram speed at 3200mhz!!!
Are you using the same laptop?
Which RAM you installed though? And what speed you actually saw?
Use this tool to export the system info file and share it here.
 
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Run hwinfo64, it should look something like this:
v.jpg
For 2933 the timings will be better, cl 22 is not very good.

Perhaps 3200 will be when Intel XMP is activated. On desktops, this often needs to be done manually.
Or need new firmware/bios. Or...

CPU Specifications Intel® Core™ i7-10XXXH :
"Memory Types DDR4-2933"

For this processor it is better to buy 3000 with smaller timings.
 
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Shisenkai

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Hi guys, I saw some bios updates from msi (including very latest E1542IMS.309) and installed it, unfortunately the two problems I said persists.

I found out that i7 10750h supports 2933 mhz as maximum ram specs, so I'm angry about that! Because MSI SHOULD'T advertise the notebook ram module as running at 3200 mhz if they can't even run at this frequency due the cpu limitation.

So abactuo, I'm sorry about that, but we have to deal with it :cautious:
 

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If the laptop applies the memory that exceeds CPU’s max memory speed , the memory speed will keep at CPU’s max memory speed.
E.g. GF63(i7-10750H) applies DDR4-3200 memory module, but the memory speed will keep at DDR4-2933.
 

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xmp not works for some MSI
set custom 3200 profile
or need mod for XMP re-enable

,.,.when check SPD
3200 -1.35V XMP ??
2933 -last 1.2V
 

nysmeee155102da

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From what I learned the website always shows the highest configuration of what a model can get to (that's why the website claims "Up to DDR4-3200 Memory Type").
Won't call it as a scam though.. since it clearly says "Up to" so it shouldn't be applied to all the conditions imo..
Anyway, it's important to check the information of the CPU if one cares about the max speed of RAM.
Lesson learned..
 

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my memory menu doesn't even show up under overclock menu in the MSI bios even after enabling the secret ADVANCE menu. I'm stuck.
 

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my memory menu doesn't even show up under overclock menu in the MSI bios even after enabling the secret ADVANCE menu. I'm stuck.
BIOS/ADVANCED/OVERCLOCK/OVERCLOCK FEATURE - ENABLED + REBOOT BIOS
or is on BIOS/ADVANCED/SA


or incompatible device for OVERCLOCK ?
 

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BIOS/ADVANCED/OVERCLOCK/OVERCLOCK FEATURE - ENABLED + REBOOT BIOS
or is on BIOS/ADVANCED/SA


or incompatible device for OVERCLOCK ?
What is the /SA?

Funny thing I contacted MSI directly and they said there is no MEMORY feature in the overclock menu.
 

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BIOS/ADVANCED/OVERCLOCK/OVERCLOCK FEATURE - ENABLED + REBOOT BIOS
or is on BIOS/ADVANCED/SA


or incompatible device for OVERCLOCK ?
sweet disregard my last post the /SA worked, found it :) Except now in Win 11 or even CPUz doesn't show the correct 3200mhz
 

next3r

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sweet disregard my last post the /SA worked, found it :) Except now in Win 11 or even CPUz doesn't show the correct 3200mhz
try another app "HWINFO"
cpu-z not work on 11TH ..,exist to many similar post

3200mhz - XMP profile
 
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