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Bios crash when lowering RAM timings

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well, after overclocking my CPU i wanted to tighten down my RAM abit. This all went fine untill i putted one of the values to 2 (got DDR-400). the normal speeds are: 2.5-4-4-8, i've now tightend them to 2.5-3-3-6, but as soon as i lower the 2.5 or the 3 to 2 and save and quit the bios, my mobo just stops working... i'll have to do a Cmos reset (replace jumper, take out battery etc...) before i can get the bios to post again... How is this possible? I've already tried raising the ram voltage, but no luck sofar...
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there are limits to what you can set timings at...don't expect to get them that tight...if it freezes up, it's too tight for your RAM, and no amount of voltage will change that
    
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yea, but that's the strange part... i don't have to change any voltage untill i want to get it to that magic number 2... I would think it would just make the system unstable, or maybe unbootable... but is it normal that your entire bios just stops working like that ?
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it does for my RAM...I can run it at 3-3-3-8, but if I try to slip a 2 in there, it won't post, even at high voltage...it's just not meant to be
    
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ok thanks for the fast reply makes me feel good that i'm not doing something seriously wrong!
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If i change a 5-4-4-12 to 4-4-4-12, i,ll get a BSOD , but its fast enough
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