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Ram timings


Jun 30, 2010
I'm trying to set the timings on my ram but i can't figure out how to do it, from what ive gathered on other reviewers on newegg.com i should go for "I bumped the bus speed from the stock 200 MHz to 250. Because of the bump in bus speed, changing the DRAM ratio from the stock 3:8 to 3:10, my RAM is running @ 1666 MHz. I manually changed the timings to 7-8-7-24-2T and upped the voltage to 1.65. "*. Currently my ram is running at 9-9-9-24-2T @ 1333 i believe (thats what reviewers say the default is and i looked at the bios and it seems to reflect this).

Currently everything in the BIOS is default settings with no overclock flashed to v1.6, i have all the latest drivers installed with WIndows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

Motherboard - MSI 890FXA-GD70 (item # N82E16813130274 @ Newegg)
CPU - AMD Phenom II x6 1055T 125w (item # N82E16819103851 @ Newegg)
Memory - GSkill Ripjaw Series 4GB (2x2GB) (item # N82E16820231303 @ Newegg)

*Reviewer "R" posted on Newegg.com under heading "Very solid memory" at 6/22/2010 3:23:07 PM.
Newegg reviewers usually don't know what they're talking about. You shouldn't follow their example.

The board's manually should state exactly what you need to do to manually set the RAM specs. Each BIOS is different, so it's hard to say exaclty what you'll need to do, but you certainly will have to switch them from "auto" (or "default" or the like) to "manual). You should set them to the manufacturer's specs (1600 mhz, 1.65 V, 7-8-7-24-2N). You might have to slightly overclock the CPU to get the correct settings to work.

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