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Best Timings Settings for G.Skill Ripjaws 1333mhz

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February 20, 2010 10:24:38 AM

Hey guys, I just did a system rebuild and replaced my motherboard, cpu and ram. Here are the specs

-MSI NF980-G65 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
-AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

I was wondering if any one could tell me what would be the best timing settings for Ripjaws DDR3 1333 ram to get the best performance. Because as of right now I am getting very low benchmarks. Thank you guys in advanced.
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February 20, 2010 2:53:52 PM

You need to provide more specs on your RAM. Model number and a link would be helpful. Also, download and run CPU-Z. Look at the ratings on the SPD tab and compare to what is actually running as shown on the Memory tab. You may need to make changes in BIOS to get the sticks running at higher specs. Provide screenshots for more detailed advice. And once you get to rated specs if you really want to tweak it further you can try to push past the rated spec. But what's your goal? Application performance or top notch benchmarks? At some point, minor steps in RAM settings will not translate to noticable application performance.
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February 20, 2010 10:24:38 PM

ekoostik said:
You need to provide more specs on your RAM. Model number and a link would be helpful. Also, download and run CPU-Z. Look at the ratings on the SPD tab and compare to what is actually running as shown on the Memory tab. You may need to make changes in BIOS to get the sticks running at higher specs. Provide screenshots for more detailed advice. And once you get to rated specs if you really want to tweak it further you can try to push past the rated spec. But what's your goal? Application performance or top notch benchmarks? At some point, minor steps in RAM settings will not translate to noticable application performance.


Sorry about that, here is the link to my ram modules http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . As for my goal, is to get the best performance while gaming. I play Crysis, Need for Speed Shift, H.A.W.K.S. and soon to be Assasin's Creed 2 and Crysis 2. Seeing that these games require decent performance to get a good framerate, I want to try and squeeze as much out of my ram as possible. I don't really benchmark, I just go off of windows 7 Experience Index. I just finished my rebuild today, and I was expecting to get a slight increase in memory performance when I upgraded from DDR2 to DDR3 gaming ram. However, on stock settings I went from a 7.1 (orginal ram + motherboard) down to 5.9 (new DDR3 ram + new motherboard). Thank you for the help!
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February 21, 2010 3:11:57 AM

That helps. Based on the specs of the RAM you should modify the BIOS. Set it to run at 1.5V and set the timings at 7-7-7-21. And of course the frequency should run at 1333 MHz.

If you haven't downloaded CPU-Z, download it here: http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

Download and run it before chaning anything, check the Memory tab. What does it report? Then make the changes I mentioned in BIOS and, assuming this is different than what your RAM is currently running as, you should see improvement.
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February 21, 2010 4:51:15 PM

ekoostik said:
That helps. Based on the specs of the RAM you should modify the BIOS. Set it to run at 1.5V and set the timings at 7-7-7-21. And of course the frequency should run at 1333 MHz.

If you haven't downloaded CPU-Z, download it here: http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

Download and run it before chaning anything, check the Memory tab. What does it report? Then make the changes I mentioned in BIOS and, assuming this is different than what your RAM is currently running as, you should see improvement.


ekoostik! Thank you very much! This helps me out immensly! You are the best! :D 
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February 21, 2010 4:51:27 PM

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September 5, 2012 11:03:07 AM

I have the same question. Here is the link of my ram http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=342

I know that the CAS Latency is stated there is 7-7-7-21. Im about to change that but i think twice then decided not to until im sure of it.

Here is the screenshot of the Memory



and here is the SPD (both slots are the same entry)




I hope this can be viewed. Thank you
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