Wrong timings for my ram? Need urgent help!

Hello everyone

My MOBO is from Gygabyte: GA K8N PRO-SLI
I had 2 modules of 512mb 3200@2,5-4-4-8 from Kingmax and I wanted to buy another 2 modules in order to make 2gb of ram. I did not want to spend to much money on it because i plan to buy a new rig next summer.

So i went to buy some ram but I could not find Kingmax memory and i found 2 modules from Kingston @ 2,5-3-3-7.
I put the memory in the slots and it works, but when i used CPU-Z to check for timings it shows what it seems to me some conflicting timings:
When I click on the "Memory" tab in CPU-Z it shows:
Frequency 160,8mhz, 2,5-3-3-7
When I click on the "SPD" tab for the kingmax memory it shows 2,5-4-4-8 and for the Kingston memory 2,5-3-3-8
The modules are put like this: In the slots 1 and 2 the Kingmax memory and in the slots 3 and 4 the Kingston memory

Please advice

Thanks
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  1. Sounds like everything is working fine. The Memory info seems right. SPD info is just the suggested timing info recorded in the DIMM's onboard non-volatile memory, not what the DIMM is actually running at.
    You may find this helpful: http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=1249881#1249881
  2. Quote:
    Sounds like everything is working fine. The Memory info seems right. SPD info is just the suggested timing info recorded in the DIMM's onboard non-volatile memory, not what the DIMM is actually running at.
    You may find this helpful: http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=1249881#1249881


    Thanks for the advice but i tried the modules individually by brand and when I put the ram, either from Kingmax or Kingston in the "Memory" tab CPU-Z shows that it is working at 200Mhz and not 160.8Mhz when I have all 4 modules.
    Does this mean that my memory works at a lower frequencywith all 4 modules in place?
    Is there another software like CPU-Z that I can use to check my Ram

    Thanks again
  3. My Advice: stop freaking out about it.

    Question - why is this so "URGENT"? Someone's life hanging in the balance? Millions of dollars riding on the outcome? Got a bet of a billion dollars on it?

    PUH-LEASE - this is so trivial, I'm amazed I'm actually replying. I need a life - no doubt - BUT YOU NEED ONE A LOT MORE!
  4. Quote:
    Sounds like everything is working fine. The Memory info seems right. SPD info is just the suggested timing info recorded in the DIMM's onboard non-volatile memory, not what the DIMM is actually running at.
    You may find this helpful: http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=1249881#1249881


    Thanks for the advice but i tried the modules individually by brand and when I put the ram, either from Kingmax or Kingston in the "Memory" tab CPU-Z shows that it is working at 200Mhz and not 160.8Mhz when I have all 4 modules.
    Does this mean that my memory works at a lower frequencywith all 4 modules in place?
    Is there another software like CPU-Z that I can use to check my Ram

    Thanks again

    It's quite normal: very few mobos can run stable @200MHz with 4 DIMMs installed due to the increased bus lenght. Try raising manually the clock up to 200MHz, also raising the command rate to 2T, but nothing is garanteed with 4 DIMMs.
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