Timings Help

Hey everybody,

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?



Thanks! :)
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  1. Hello
    Well its normal that when you raise your speeds,your timings will raise too.So always start with the lowest speed(MHz) and then play with it to get the appropriate timings/speeds.
  2. 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.

    What do you think my problem is?
  3. 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 !
  4. As far as I know the memory is rated to run at 1.5V. Both newegg and the G.Skill page rate it at that voltage.

    However, when I check the BIOS, it reports the memory voltage at 1.65-1.7V.

    I checked the memory overnight with Memtest so I don't think it is bad... But what else could it be?
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