ram timing wont reduce!!

October 28, 2011 at 21:11:40
Specs: Linux x86_64), 3.2 ghz phenom II/ 8 gb ripjaws
gksill ripjaws x 8gb 1600mhz @11-11-11-28 default.
system: phenom II 955, gigabyte 880g usb3 mobo.

the default ram timings of this kit is at 9-9-9-24 but bios states at 11-11-11-28 including windows

timing wont reduce after playing around with timings and voltages.
tried everything and wont work.

please help!

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October 29, 2011 at 00:35:36
Can u change them in BIOS? What voltage did u use?

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October 29, 2011 at 06:08:41
You should be asking in the hardware forum. And we'd need to know the make/model of your motherboard.

Is this the RAM you're asking about?


or is it this one?


Which speed are you attempting to run it at? More than likely it's defaulting to 1333MHz. Did you manually configure the timings & voltage in the BIOS, then save the settings before exiting? Did you pair up this RAM with other RAM that may have weaker timings? If you did, the lower RAM is calling the shots until you override it.

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October 29, 2011 at 07:32:55
my ram is red in color 4gb x 2

the second link from what riider has stated

Yes i have tried everything in the bios--- changed the timings and increased the voltage to 1.65v. Nothing seems to work and i know these rams are intel certified but are supposed to work as per the specs @ 1600mhz 9-9-9-24 but no it defaults to 11-11-11-28 @ 1600 mhz.

I am able to overclock cpu to 4.2 Ghz but nothing with the ram.

my mobo is gigabyte 880gm-usb3 rev 1.0 AM3 socket.

By the way this is a kit and am using only this and not together.

My other rams i tried work just fine. 8 gb Gskill sniper @1600 9-9-9-24 default.

i Assume this ram is incompatible but it works OR might be a manufacturing defect.

I need your help !!
thank you.

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October 29, 2011 at 09:29:21
If memory default timmings is 9-9-9-24 u don't need to increase memory voltage to be able to run at default timmings, if xceed 1.65v u will fry both memory controller and CPU.

U can gain some perfomance by decreasing both memory clock and timmings. Try to run CPU at default settings then decrease memory to 1333 1.5v default timmings.

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October 29, 2011 at 22:07:54

guys my memory runs default at 1600 mhz 9-9-9-24 and the package and sticker says that and i have no intention of reducing the bus freq.

but my ram wont tolerate below 11-11-11-28 at 1600 mhz 1.5 volts and 1333 mhz is pretty useless.

like i said i have tried everything.

my memory does run at 1333 mhz 9-9-9-24 at 1.5 volts but this is not hypermemory and i lose significantly.


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October 30, 2011 at 07:21:48
Your phenom doesn't take advantage of ddr3 1600, ddr3 1333mhz low timings outpeform 1600mhz high timings.

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November 1, 2011 at 20:45:05
found an answer on newegg with link to this.


this solves my problem after much searching for months.
if anyone has a similar problem please refer to the above link.

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November 2, 2011 at 05:29:30
CPU clock = reference clock(default 200 mhz) x cpu multiplier
Memory clock = reference clock x mem multiplier

If u increase ref clock other clocks will also be increased.

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