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RAM timings misadvertised?!! HELP!

By Nirkon
Oct 10, 2007
  1. CPU-Z and also Everest are reading that my OCZ DDR2-6400 800MHZ CL4 Platinum
    is actually running at cl5? (is that possible?) is the reading misinterpreted ?
    (Since everest reads my ram is XTC memory, which it isn't)..

    right now im going to test to see if Sandra and then PCwizard 2007... but if i see that it runs at cl5.. what can I do about it?
    there are 0 options at my bios for chaning the CL (Motherboard - Gigabyte G965PDS3 rev3.3)

    thanks in advance!

    (edit:
    in almost of all the program I see a chart that says something like
    267MHZCL3
    333MHZCL4
    400MHZCL5

    why do they false advertise then if this is true?)

    EDIT 2:
    ok found a way to enable more options in my bios, now I can change all the RAM settings...
    now my question is, if its advertised at cl4 800mhz, is it safe to do 4-4-4-12 800mhz (instead of the present 5-5-5-15)
    and should I up it by 0.01v? (or more?) or just let the bios automatically increase voltages according to overclocks (it has an Auto option for voltages)...

    thanks!

    edit 3: question that has nothing to do with this^^^
    if up my fsb to 333 and lower my multiplier to 7 (keeping the same exact 2400MHZ) - will that count as overclocking and break my warranty?
     
  2. Nirkon

    Nirkon TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 243

    Got my answer, thanks anyway.

    (I needed to open the bios, up the voltages by 0.3 to 2.1V and up the now 5-5-5-15 to 4-4-4-12, and it works perfectly)
     
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