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October 3, 2010 7:34:18 PM

I'm building my own computer soon and I'm buying this RAM for it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Now on the second review the customer and the manufacturer both said you need to set the timings and frequencies manually in BIOS. How do I do that and what timings and frequencies do I set it to?
a b } Memory
October 3, 2010 9:05:50 PM

You don't really have to mess with the RAM timings. You will be fine not setting them manually but you will loose a bit of performance (basically, the RAM will run at 1066 or 1333).

Setting the timing depends on the motherboard. You should set the timing to 9-9-9-24 for that RAM.
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October 3, 2010 9:12:39 PM

What MOBO do you have?? I ALWAYS check compatibility of MOBO + RAM before I purchase. Setting the timings for Certified RAM is typically done automatically with a single change in the BIOS, and all other Tested RAM set in a matter of minutes thorough the BIOS {Speed + CAS}. My daughter can do it; easy.
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October 3, 2010 11:14:15 PM

Either 1333 or 1600 (OC) will work fine on your MSI 870-G45 MOBO; use 1600 MHz if you plan to OC and/or are into gaming. The memory will run at 1066 unless you make BIOS changes, the Certified list if your MOBO supports XMP is as simple as making (1) change otherwise I would recommend running the RAM at its rated speed; the process is very simple.

Certified RAM - http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=prodtestreport&mainca...

Tested RAM {Kingston} - http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator_new/models...
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