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September 8, 2010 5:07:21 AM

I got my first build completed thanks to all of the information I have received from this site. I have Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) and an Asus M4a785TD-V-EVO board. I went into the bios and see that it shows 4G of memory in the system memory and no error messages so far. My instinct is to leave the timing settings to auto if I see no problems. Should I change the timing and memclock values manually anyway or just leave it alone? I will not be overclocking until sometime later when I start to learn a little more.
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a c 435 V Motherboard
September 8, 2010 6:18:11 AM

I would leave it alone if you have no stability issues.
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September 8, 2010 4:38:33 PM

Thanks. That's what I was leaning toward. I just kept seeing all of this information where people were having to manually set the latency etc so I just wanted to make sure I wasn't doing something wrong by leaving it on auto.
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September 9, 2010 2:22:32 AM

jr2112 said:
Thanks. That's what I was leaning toward. I just kept seeing all of this information where people were having to manually set the latency etc so I just wanted to make sure I wasn't doing something wrong by leaving it on auto.

There is no need to adjust anything with the ram kit you've chosen as o1die said.
People with kits 1600Mhz and up have to make adjustments in order for advertised speeds to run.
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September 10, 2010 11:58:30 PM

I downloaded cpu-z and it showes DRAM Frequency of 669.6 MHZ which seems correct for dual 1333 but it defaulted to 9-9-9-24 which is what the spd tab shows which I guess is suggested as a conservative setting. The specs show 7-7-7-24 when looking at the printed material from the manufacturer. Based on that should I still leave it alone or will I notice a difference setting it maually to 7-7-7-24? If there is not a noticeable difference I will probably leave it as is. If I do change it the specs also show a range from 1.5v to 1.65v so, I am not sure if I leave it at 1.5 or adjust that as well?
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September 11, 2010 2:25:59 AM

You can try the lower timings, but I wouldn't change the ram voltage unless you want to run it at 1600. Even then, it may not be necessary for stability.
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