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Tightening Memory timings, Advice?

post #1 of 5
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Alright, so I want to try to lower my memory timings, but I really don't know how. Iv always seen CAS timings but I really don't know what they mean. I'm not about to jump in and change stuff with out knowing whats going on, but I don't know were to start. If you could give me advice with understanding timings and what they mean, or what I should/shouldn't change it would be really helpful. Thanks
post #2 of 5
We'll want to know your stock ratings.
You lower timings one at a time; it helps to know the IC of your memory but understanding ICs can be a pain sometimes.
Use SuperPi 32M and Prime95Blend and IntelBurn High/Max to test. Use memtest at the end, but not as a primary test; memtest results often differ from OS results.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
My Ram

9-9-9-24-2N is what it says on the box, but in bios there is a bunch more stuff, like command timing and things I have no idea about
post #4 of 5
Okay, you'll want to start by reducing the first three timings. Those Ripjaws are normally capable of 1600 7-8-7 but not much further due to the chip binning. Start with the middle value. If it can lower to 8, that's great; most likely it will not go any lower than that due to PSC ICs. Then try the CAS latency. Lower it down to 8, then 7, then 6, stability testing in between.

You may also want to raise the voltage to 1.65V, though note that G.Skill grab bags the ICs on this RAM as with most of their RAM so the RAM's response to voltage may differ. Some kits may work better with 1.5V, others will really need the volts. As a good starting point, do not exceed 1.75V on those. These usually come with a form of PSC IC which starts to degrade/lose long-term lifespan after 1.75V.
post #5 of 5
you cant just buy any random crap ram and expect to overclock with any type of good timing. this is why i tell the amd guys to just buy crucial ram because it will come with D9 chips that will overclock well.
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