Easy noob Q. Is my RAM right?

By Tongan
Dec 17, 2008
  1. I just had my pc serviced (For the installation of a new PSU) and the guy said he changed the RAM timings for me.
    I myself don't know how to do this (because I couldn't be bothered to read up on it), and I was just wondering if this report from EVEREST is normal...

    Field Value
    Memory Module Properties
    Module Name Corsair Dominator CM2X1024-8500C5D
    Serial Number None
    Module Size 1 GB (1 rank, 8 banks)
    Module Type Unbuffered DIMM
    Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
    Memory Speed DDR2-800 (400 MHz)
    Module Width 64 bit
    Module Voltage SSTL 1.8
    Error Detection Method None
    Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh

    Memory Timings
    @ 400 MHz 5-5-5-18 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 23-51-3-6-3-3 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)
    @ 270 MHz 4-4-4-13 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 16-35-3-5-3-3 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)

    Enhanced Performance Profile
    Profile Name High Frequency
    Optimal Performance Profile Yes
    Memory Speed DDR2-1066 (533 MHz)
    Voltage 2.1 V
    Memory Timings 5-5-5-15 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
    Row Cycle Time (tRC) 22T
    Command Rate (CR) 2T
    Write Recovery Time (tWR) 8T

    Yes, I am a noob...
    But I just want clarification that my RAM is set to it's optimal settings.
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    RAM timings don't make much of a difference in performance. Don't bother worrying anymore.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    generally it's not advisable to mess with the timings unless you really know what you're doing. Let the bios auto setting do it's job. timing is for system tweekers trying to max performance and you run the risk of frying the system if you don't know what you're doing. But if it works, leave it alone.
  4. Tongan

    Tongan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    Righto, Cheers.
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