I'm no ram expert and am curious about ram timings reported in CPU-Z. I just bought a rig and have 2x4 gb crucial ram. CPU-Z reports frequency as 671Mhz. Am I correct that's at 1342Mhz total? If that is correct, it reads timings at 9-9-9-24, would it be better to have ram at a higher frequency with same timings or does it matter since timings are same? Thanks for any help!
Weird, I restarted to check BIOS and it reverted back to 1333Mhz. I loaded optimized defaults and set DRAM freq back to 1600Mhz. Save and exit. On boot it then says boot failure due to overclocking and it points out the ram frequency specifically and that it's reverting it back to 1333Mhz. Then it boots fine.
Arghh....so I actually found the EOCP which you mentioned. Changed it to 1600Mhz. It automatically upped my Dram voltage from 1.510 to 1.6. Saved and exited. When windows started, it said I needed to reboot for changes to take effect. First I ran CPU-Z and it reported my ram correctly (800), and even showed better timings at 8-8-8-24. Well, I rebooted system as it said and again, reverts back to 1333Mhz. It kept the same 1.6 voltage and 8-8-8-24 timings, though.