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So right now I have a 1x8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 running @1600Mhz and the timings are 10-10-10-27-1T. I searched on the corsair's site and found out that the dual channel 2x4GB kit has 9-9-9-24 timings. Should I lower the timings of my ram to match the dual channel kit or? Does it make a difference if i lower it?

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You might not be able to do so.

Are you running it in XMP for the automatic Specs?

in order to get lower, you may require more voltage. But I would certainly test it and try it out

Run memtest with your settings to make sure it is stable.

but 8GB sticks tend to be higher timings than 4gb sticks. so please keep that in mind that they are NOT the same.
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yes you can raise the voltage up a notch or 2 and try and tighten the timings but i dont think it will make much difference. since your using only one stick you could be losing out more with only single channel as compared to dual channel if you had the 2 x 4GB kit.
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yes you can raise the voltage up a notch or 2 and try and tighten the timings but i dont think it will make much difference. since your using only one stick you could be losing out more with only single channel as compared to dual channel if you had the 2 x 4GB kit.

well I dont think the 2 x 4GB is an option, unless hes gonna sell his 1x 8GB

If you post a picture of the memory module, the sticker, might be able to find what chips are in them, and therefore figure out the maximum it can handle
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yes you can raise the voltage up a notch or 2 and try and tighten the timings but i dont think it will make much difference. since your using only one stick you could be losing out more with only single channel as compared to dual channel if you had the 2 x 4GB kit.

well I dont think the 2 x 4GB is an option, unless hes gonna sell his 1x 8GB

If you post a picture of the memory module, the sticker, might be able to find what chips are in them, and therefore figure out the maximum it can handle

i didnt mean it as an option but wouldnt the OP be losing out performance by running in single channel over dual than tightening the timings???
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hes losing out anyway so might as well make best with what you have thumb.gif

for what its worth he would benefit little from doing anything short of getting a second stick installed or replacing with a proper kit.

but he could at the very least test the ram, loosen the timings, see how high you can get them, then tighten em up
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well I dont think the 2 x 4GB is an option, unless hes gonna sell his 1x 8GB

If you post a picture of the memory module, the sticker, might be able to find what chips are in them, and therefore figure out the maximum it can handle

so here is the sticker

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Version 8.22, eh? I think that's Nanya.
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