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Adjusting ram timing for a newb

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I'll start out saying I have very limited experience with RAM. Haven't altered anything before.

So check out the specs below. I have been tinkering with the RAM trying to get it to work at 1066. I'm only using 2x2 single channel and have tried a couple things in the bios.
1)Changing setting from 800 to 1066 - froze a few seconds into boot.
2)Doing above and changing timings to 5-5-5-15 (from 5-5-5-18-23-2T) - stuck in what seemed like a perpetual boot.
3)Set settings to auto but kept new timings. - Bad. Bios wouldn't load. Had to remove CMOS battery and start fresh.

I've read through the stickies and this chart and am still confused as to how to go about getting 1066 if my CPU multiplier is 14 and my FSB is 200. It would mean altering one of these, or both, correct?

If someone could shed some light on the subject, I'd really appreciate it.

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You did not mention if you set the DRAM voltage or not, so, did you?
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Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy
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You did not mention if you set the DRAM voltage or not, so, did you?

See this is why I need you guys
. No, I totally forgot to check if it was +2.1v or not. I'll see if that helps.
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Tried with 2.1, and 2.2.
2.1 froze at the windows boot screen.
2.2 gave me BSOD.

The DIMM layout on this mobo threw me off. Instead of the colors being yellow-black-yellow-black, they were yellow-yellow-black-black. I instinctively put them in slots 1 and 3. Changed it to 1 and 2 with 5-5-5-15-2T +2.1V and everything booted fine. Cpu-z verifies it's 533.3 @ 3:8.

Thanks for helping out. +rep
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