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post #1 of 6
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Hey there,
I recently got a stable overclock of 3.8GHz on my i7 920.

However, I just now realized that my Corsair Dominator DHX+ 8GB RAM, that is listed with the timings CL8-8-8-24, is displayed as CL9-9-9-24.

I went into BIOS to see if I could change this, I found what looked like the right settings but it confused me, I saw some 8-8-8-20 settings that were at auto, and thought changing these would be the right place, but there were 3 of them (Channel A, B and C). I have 4 RAM sticks in, at first I thought there was one setting per RAM stick but there are only 3 settings. This is in BIOS of GA-EX58-UD3R motherboard.

Is it fine since my PC seems stable (18 hours of prime95 blend testing), or if not how do I go about changing it?
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post #2 of 6
It would help if you firstly fill out your system info (User CP>My Systems).

Each BIOS has a page where you can adjust the timings manually. Every time the FSB goes up, the frequency increases, which means the timings increase. To decrease them, change the timings from auto, to the desired value.
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post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Filled out my system info.

I just change all 3 channels to CL8-8-8-24?

And is it bad for my memory to have other timings?

I am fairly new to overclocking in general so sorry for any stupid questions.
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post #4 of 6
I'd load "XMP Profile 1" just to be sure. It'll automatically set all the timings to what it is stated and advertised on the RAM modules and you shouldn't need to do anything further.
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post #5 of 6
If the memory functions good under stress, it should be fine at any timings. Yes, you manually change the timings as low as possible while remaining stable.
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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help guys!
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Samsung SSD 830 Random HDD Random HDD Random HDD 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 BenQ G2420HD 24" LCD BenQ E2400HD 24" LCD 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS V278Q 27" LED-LCD Logitech G19 Corsair TX950 Antec 1200 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
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