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First off, I know next to nothing about ram timings. I read through a guide once and all I remember from it is..............well, reading it. Didn't retain a thing.

So, I have 4gb of OCZ Platinum:
http://www.ocztechnology.com/product...tinum_quad_kit

The advertised timings are 4-5-4-18 @ 2.1v.
CPU-Z shows them as 5-5-5-15 @ 1.8v.

Whenever I bump the voltage up to 2.1v I'll start getting system crashes (BSOD). It took me a while to figure out what was causing it but I'm pretty sure this was it.

I'm not sure if my mobo will allow me to change or even view the current timings. I haven't seen anything in my bios other than the voltage control.

Just wanted to get some perspectives and thoughts on this.

Thanks.

[edit]

ctrl+F1 to unlock ram timings.
So which is better 5-5-5-15 @ 1.8v or 4-5-4-18 @ 2.1v?
Edited by BadappleOC - 7/1/08 at 5:46am
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First off, I know next to nothing about ram timings. I read through a guide once and all I remember from it is..............well, reading it. Didn't retain a thing.

So, I have 4gb of OCZ Platinum:
http://www.ocztechnology.com/product...tinum_quad_kit

The advertised timings are 4-5-4-18 @ 2.1v.
CPU-Z shows them as 5-5-5-15 @ 1.8v.

Whenever I bump the voltage up to 2.1v I'll start getting system crashes (BSOD). It took me a while to figure out what was causing it but I'm pretty sure this was it.

I'm not sure if my mobo will allow me to change or even view the current timings. I haven't seen anything in my bios other than the voltage control.

Just wanted to get some perspectives and thoughts on this.

Thanks.

[edit]

ctrl+F1 to unlock ram timings.
So which is better 5-5-5-15 @ 1.8v or 4-5-4-18 @ 2.1v?
depends on other settings. 5-5-5-15 @ 1.8 is fine, if you cant get away from the BSOD witht 2.1v then why bother with those timings??

Also, what speed is it running at? and are you on a 1:1 ratio?
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The lower the better on those ram timings.
Your stock timings have a 4 on Cas latency and Ras precharge
Which are the better parts of timings
Cas for the time it takes between responding with the processor
and the Ras is the cancellation time on 1 data line and switching to another

If you can go like 4-5-4-15

and Keep 15 on tRas, how long the memory has to wait until the next access to the memory can be initiated.
Those are some sweet timings

To carry out those timings your mem sticks require more voltage.
If your system Bsods at stock there is something wrong
RMA them.
Or try shooting for 2.0v maybe...
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The lower the better on those ram timings.
Your stock timings have a 4 on Cas latency and Ras precharge
Which are the better parts of timings
Cas for the time it takes between responding with the processor
and the Ras is the cancellation time on 1 data line and switching to another

If you can go like 4-5-4-15

and Keep 15 on tRas, how long the memory has to wait until the next access to the memory can be initiated.
Those are some sweet timings

To carry out those timings your mem sticks require more voltage.
If your system Bsods at stock there is something wrong
RMA them.
Or try shooting for 2.0v maybe...
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Thanks for the info.

I'm not sure how long I have to rma them. It's almost been a year since I purchased them.
I'll look into it.

Thanks again.
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