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Interesting CPU-Z reading in my RAM Timings Table (pic)

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January 6, 2007 2:07:16 AM

So basically I was looking around on CPU-Z at all my different things and noticed something a bit weird. It's under timings table and I'm not sure what to make of it. Can anyone give me any advice on why it would be like this? Is this normal? The only RAM I have installed is a 1gb (512x2) pack of XMS2 I bought when I built this computer.

First thing to note, is that it is detecting my system as running 5-5-5-18, while Corsair says it should be running 5-5-5-15. So I went into BIOS and changed the tRas to run at 15, dunno if it's just CPU-Z not detecting it right? The second thing to note is obviously the Timings Tables.

I decided to just post a link to the pic cause it's kinda big :p 
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Edit: In BIOS it is being detected as 800MHz-5-5-5-15-1T. This is leading me to assume it is just something with CPU-Z being inaccurate.

Edit2: Rebooted and ran CPU-Z again and it is now detecting as 5-5-5-15-1T. So...why is the Timings Table like that?

Edit3: Lol, just read on Overclocker's Forum why it does that. It's just telling you what it will run it if running at displayed frequencies. So IF I set my RAM to run at 270MHz those would be the timings. So, guess I solved that one myself, but I'll leave the topic open so if anyone else has the same question. http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?p=4854191
January 7, 2007 2:26:49 AM

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... It's just telling you what it will run it if running at displayed frequencies. So IF I set my RAM to run at 270MHz those would be the timings.

Not really. What it is displaying are the conservative recommended timings that the DIMM manufacturer has programmed into the SPD on board the DIMM. The DIMM may very well work fine at faster speeds/timings. See this post for more info:
http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?nam...
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