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ASUS P5GD1 and Corsair TWINX1024-3200C2PT question

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Hi all,

I just upgraded my system with Corsairs TWINX1024-3200C2PT
XMS RAM. I am running a ASUS P5GD1 mobo. At Corsairs website
it recommended this ram for my mobo. After doing research on this
ram with my modo, i found mixed reviews mainly on the timings.
Some were getting the 2-3-3-6 stated timings from Corsair and others worse timings. I ended up with 3-4-4-8.

I looked in my bios to see how to change my timings, after reading forums on how to do it, to get better performance but didnt find the same adjustments
to make that others have.

Anyone out there running the same board with the same ram? Or if anyone
can direct me to good directions on how to do it? I was hoping that I would't have to mess with this but would running with a CAS Latency of 2 verses 3 make that big of a difference?

Thanks in advance
Tobias

After reading more into it, there is more to just adjusting your timings to be looser or tighter.
Im just interested in getting better performance for gaming. If 3-4-4-8 will be good without messing around with it, i wont touch it. I dont really have the time right now to mess around with it.
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If you don't have time to mess with it right now, you'll get good enough performance with the looser timings. They will by no means cripple your system.

Once you do get some time, though, it would probably be worthwhile to dig into things a bit more. Asus boards often have their RAM settings under the BIOS chipset menu. Change the RAM timings from "By SPD" to manual" and input the stock timings for your RAM. As you overclock, you'll need to up the voltage to the RAM (vdimm) and loosen the timings. Memtest86 is the best program to check the stability of your current RAM settings. Achieving a stable OC on RAM is a relatively painless process. Although it does involve some tweaking and lots of testing, you can usually get good results in fairly short order.
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Thanks Taeric.

The thing is I do recall the chipset menu, but nothing on RAM timings.
I check it again tonight, but I looked again last night.
When you mean stock timings, do you mean the timings Corsair stated
the ram would run at? 2-3-3-6?
I do remember tho somthing was locked in my bios. Can't remember what it
was right now, at work, but will post when I get home.

Right now Fear runs real well. I had a gig of mixed ram in my comp when I got the game and it ran good. But I had a stick burn out and I noticed real bad lag. But now having a matched pair or corsair, its back to running better then before.
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Certain boards have more options available than others. Depending on your exact model, you may or may not have the freedom to change as many settings as you might like. If you can change the RAM timings, do so. Yes, the stock timings are the ones printed in the product literature. 2-3-3-6 sounds right for the C2s.

Don't be afraid to poke around in the BIOS and check out all of the available options. You can always exit without saving if you have any concerns.
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