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April 30, 2013 12:07:35 AM

Can 8-8-8-24 and 9-9-9-24 RAM Timing be used on the same motherboard?

when i built my computer last year i only got Gskill 4gb(2x2gb) 1600 DDR3 RAM the timing on these sticks are 8-8-8-24, A couple months down the road i needed more RAM so i bought another 4gb(2x2gb) 1600 DDR3(Gskill) only the difference is the timing is 9-9-9-24 i put both sets in but windows 7 wouldn't read but only 4gb so i updated my chipset drivers and they worked fine this evening i took out my RAM to clean the dust off of my motherboard (in between the DIMM slots) and i plugged them back in the way i had them (it's hard not to one set is blue and the other is red) now when i turn the power on it only stay on for about 3 seconds and shuts off and repetes untill i unplug it however i know the RAM is not bad because both sets work by themselves just fine again the only difference is the timing which is 8-8-8-24(blue ones) and 9-9-9-24(red ones)

my mother board is an MSI P67A-C43 B3 if anyone could help me i would appreciate it thanks

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April 30, 2013 12:27:59 AM

Remove and reseat your ram again, you might try changing which modules are in which colored slots, red into the blue slots or into the black slots or... if still nothing, resetting your CMOS may help
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April 30, 2013 12:39:11 AM

You can manually try to set all sticks to 9-9-9-24, worth a shot
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April 30, 2013 12:44:42 AM

So the board will not even post? Just cycles on and off? If so clear CMOS either with the jumper or by removing the battery for a few minutes.

Edit. I should read better. It's already been recommended :whistle: 
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April 30, 2013 1:31:51 AM

C12Friedman said:
Remove and reseat your ram again, you might try changing which modules are in which colored slots, red into the blue slots or into the black slots or... if still nothing, resetting your CMOS may help


i did swap out which stick went into which DIMM slot however it didn't work but i DID try resetting my CMOS and it worked however my timing is still off right now i have it set to 8-8-8-24,9-9-9-24,8-8-8-24,9-9-9-24 (or TL;DR 8,9,8,9) is their a way to change them to all be the same?
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April 30, 2013 2:01:30 AM

I would disable XMP if it is enabled and manually set all the sticks to 1.5v 9-9-9-24 2T. There will be no performance difference and the 8-8-8-24 kits are all but guaranteed to work at 9-9-9-24. You should be able to set the sticks individually.
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May 2, 2013 2:42:17 PM

anort3 said:
I would disable XMP if it is enabled and manually set all the sticks to 1.5v 9-9-9-24 2T. There will be no performance difference and the 8-8-8-24 kits are all but guaranteed to work at 9-9-9-24. You should be able to set the sticks individually.


well thanks for all the help that actually sounds like its WAY out of my abilitys with a computer lol i think i'll just leave it alone since i don't know what i'm doing with all that its working with 8gb or RAM and i should be happy and leave it alone lol thanks guys
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