Recently I built a new computer and decided to pick up some speedy RAM to go with it. I bought G.Skill DDR3 memory that is specified to run at 1600MHz and with timings of 9-9-9-24.
However, when I installed my memory on a Foxconn A88GM, it defaulted to a speed that was lower, but with the correct timings. I managed to get the clock speed to run at the right specifications, but when I increased the speed, the timings moved to 11-11-11-29. I have tried monkeying around with the timings in my BIOS but I don't really understand what to do as the BIOS seems to be much more in depth than what I require.
Can any of you guys point me in the right direction?
Alright. I tried to get the timings down manually by adjusting them in the bios, but when I set the timings I get a BIOS error saying that the CMOS checksum is bad. After this it reverts to 9-9-9-24 (the correct timings) at 1333MHz.
Are you remembering to set the voltage of the RAM to the proper voltage that the modules need ?? -- when it reverts to 9-9-9-24 @1333 MHZ. it will probably be reverting to 1.5V (the default for DDR3 RAM) so if the modules you have require more voltage to run at the increased speed changing the timings + speed without changing the Voltage also may be the problem !