Question about ram timings? Tags: Homebuilt RAM Systems Last response: April 25, 2009 7:37 PM in Systems Share AKM880 April 25, 2009 7:15:18 PM Hello, I will soon build a computer in the near, near future. I have already replaced major components in computers so I know the basics. But I hear talks about "ram timings" what are these and how to you set them? Sorry I'm a real noob lol. More about : question ram timings Helloworld_98 April 25, 2009 7:25:08 PM they are basically the latency of the ram. and you need more voltage to get lower latencies at the same clock. However clock speed can override latency hence why ddr3 is still ok even when the latency is double ddr2-1066 ram. AKM880 April 25, 2009 7:31:55 PM So latency is like the speed of the ram, like 533MHZ, 667MHZ, 800MHZ, etc.? So why sometimes people have to set it in the BIOS or something. Related resources Stupid question about Ram timings - Forum Question about RAM timings on a P55 motherboard. - Forum quick question about ram timings - Forum Question about RAM timings eg. 7-7-7-27 - Forum i need straight answers about ram timings and speed - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Helloworld_98 April 25, 2009 7:34:57 PM no latency is like 4-4-4-12 for high-end ddr2 or 6-7-7-24 for high-end ddr3. mhz is clock speed. and sometimes you need to set the ram timings etc due to abnormal settings e.g voltage, speed and latency. AKM880 April 25, 2009 7:37:57 PM Thanks for your helpful answers, but in the ram's manual it'll tell you how to change these things right? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumQuestion about RAM timing 9-9-9-24 & 9-9-9-24-2N ForumMixing RAM timings and another question ForumQuestion about OCZ Mem Timings ForumRAM Speed & Timings , serious inquiry ForumHelp to make my ram timings equal ForumRAM Timings of G.Skill RipJawsZ PC3-12800U CL7 on GA-MA790XT-UD4P BIOS ForumRam timings and frequency question ForumQuestion about memory timings ForumRam timings Questiona dn Compare ForumA Question About Ram ForumAnother RAM CAS timings mix question ForumQuestion on tuning RAM timings ForumRAM Voltage Question about CPU ForumFinally hitting a Microcenter! Should I buy these parts? ForumMy 1st Build & Case Question. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !