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4-4-4-12 ?-?-?

By peterock
Nov 20, 2007
  1. Hey all I just bought this ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146565 which I'm running in this MB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128059 along with an E6750 and a 8800GT It says it's supposed to run at 4-4-4-12 @ 2.2volts OK so whats this 4-4-4-12 timing thing anyway and how do I check to see what mines running at and how do I test the ram? I noticed on my windows type Bios it says my ram is running at 1.8 volts. Should I raise this to 2.2v or do I have to adjust the timing incojunction with the voltage? I don't think I want to overclock it, but just run it as it should. I do plan to overclock my cpu once the thrill of the new speed dies off. Do I have to have the bus speeds match?? Any help would be great. Thanks
     
  2. RedFox911

    RedFox911 TS Rookie Posts: 67

    If its running stable then i would keep it at what ever its running at,

    The 4-4-4-12 is just the timing of the ram

    It goes
    CAS=4
    TRCD=4
    TRP=4
    TRAS=12

    it all depends on your ram.
     
  3. peterock

    peterock TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yea it's stable as of now but I've read that leaving it set on a voltage too low will cause it to have problems down the road. Isn't the 2.2v setting what the manufacture wants it to run at? Is there a web site or something to download or test ram I don't remember the name but some kind of program that tests it? Shouldn't it be set to same bus speeds for optimim performance? Please forgive me as I'm new to this.......but I want to learn Thanks
     
  4. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    After you enter the BIOS on a Gigabyte board you either have to hit Alt+F1 or Ctrl+F1 to see the memory timings.
     
  5. RedFox911

    RedFox911 TS Rookie Posts: 67


    That is somewhat true, And in that case i would just change the timings and voltages to the recomended settings.
     
  6. peterock

    peterock TS Rookie Topic Starter

    What about the Bus I think I read in toms hardware somewhere that overclocking the cpu bus to 400mhz to match the rams bus or something like that.
     
  7. RedFox911

    RedFox911 TS Rookie Posts: 67

    Im not shure about that, Sorry;/
     
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