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I have CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 That are supposed to be 1600MHz and 8-8-8-24 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233147)

but my motherboard is running it at 1333mhz and 9-9-9-24 by default.

I've never overclocked RAM or adjusted its timings before, what do I have to adjust to make it run proper?






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post #2 of 4
Change the RAM speed divider-leave the timings on auto first.
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post #3 of 4
My corsair RAM registered as 1333 too. You shouldn't need to mess with the timings at all just to get it to 1600, or at least I didn't. I would try just setting it to 1600mhz without adjusting the timings and see what happens.
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You have to set the timings and speed manually.
In the first picture, set the first 4 values to 8-8-8-24. Set the row cycle time (currently 27) to 32. Set the command rate to 2T *IF* you are unstable, it may stabilize things. Make sure the RAM frequency (you might need to go to another page to set this) and multiplier is set to x8/1600Mhz.
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