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I recently OC'd for the first time but I didn't touch the CAS Latencies because they are already low. I bough G.Skill RAM with 7 CAS latencies but they're showing up as 9 on CPU-Z. I'm freaking out here since im supposed to sell them to a friend. He wants them because of the latencies! What happend?
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Custom RAM needs to be set up manually or by XMP profile in BIOS.
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i bought the RAM as 7 CAS latency... I only just realized that it has changed to 9.. What do you mean by custom RAM?
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i bought the RAM as 7 CAS latency... I only just realized that it has changed to 9.. What do you mean by custom RAM?

You need to go into BIOS and enable XMP. Sometime you also need to manually type in the stock timing of the RAM.
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In the BIOS just switch off "auto" settings for the RAM and manually change the settings to those listed for your RAM. As long as the RAM is capable at running at the frequency and latencies you set them to with your CPU and mobo - you should not have any issues. If you do have issues then you may be required to lower the frequency or loosen the latencies to get a stable PC. The links below should help.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Understanding-RAM-Timings/26

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/152
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