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Adjusting RAM timings and voltage with the P5Q Deluxe

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August 29, 2008 10:29:39 PM

So I just put together my new PC, updated the BIOS, and it seems to run POST ok. However, I noticed the RAM voltages were set to 1.8v and the timings were different than what my RAM has for specs(I have the DDR2 800mhz OCZ Reapers 4-4-4-15 @ 2.1volts).

Do I simply change the voltage and manually set the timings to 4-4-4-15 in the BIOS? Do I need to change anything else(FSB, etc.)? I am not planning on overclocking anything just yet, but I don't want to screw up any other components timings. Thanks.
August 29, 2008 11:29:36 PM

Leaving the settings as is will not hurt a thing.
They are probably set to the SPD on the ram right now.
If you feel that you need to, you can set the voltage and timings manually.
August 30, 2008 12:54:00 AM

Will I lose any performance by not setting the voltage and timings to the manufacturers specs? And is that the only thing I need to adjust? Thanks.
August 30, 2008 1:26:36 AM

kingfeta said:
Will I lose any performance by not setting the voltage and timings to the manufacturers specs? And is that the only thing I need to adjust? Thanks.


In theory, yes, you will lose performance. In practice, you won't be able to notice the difference.
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