[Memory]Timings not as advertised... Tags: Memory CPUs Last response: January 8, 2011 6:23 AM in Memory Share zedfighter January 7, 2011 1:32:40 AM I recently purchased additional memory and the manufacturer states the timings are 5-5-5-15 CPU-Z is telling me that they are actually 5-5-5-18 My other two sticks currently running along side the new ones are 5-5-5-15 and are reported correctly in CPU-Z. What should I do? More about : memory timings advertised Maziar a b } Memory a b à CPUs January 7, 2011 5:49:41 AM Set the timings and voltages manually in the BIOS. Also note that sometimes,CPU-Z reports the timings wrong.(So after you manually set the timings and voltages from the BIOS,use another software such as Everest to check them) zedfighter January 7, 2011 1:40:53 PM Set everything in bios- 5-5-5-15-20 and voltage to 1.9, even though it's supposed to be 2.0. My settings only go as high as 1.9 for some reason. Everest and cpuz are reporting the same results. One set of memory is at 5-5-5-15-21 1.8v The other is 5-5-5-18-23 1.8v These are two different manufacturers, PQI and Super Talent. I've read where mixing can cause issues. Next I'll pull one set and see if the manual settings actually stick. EDIT: Manual settings won't even allow me to post. Not sure what to do now. Just leave it I guess Seems to run like a champ even though. Related resources Best mobo capable of multi-tasking - Forum Windows not utilizing memory? - Forum New Memory Upgrade Advice - Forum I have 512 mbs of memory but cant update to Windows 7 because it says 368mbs - Forum Installing a windows 7 on new mBoard ,memory and CPU - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Maziar a b } Memory a b à CPUs January 7, 2011 4:47:59 PM So your system doesn't POST with either of the sticks installed simultaneously ? zedfighter January 7, 2011 5:35:26 PM Posts just fine with all four installed at the same time. It won't post if I go in and set the timings to factory specs. Just to recap: I just installed some additional memory and cpuz and everest are reporting different timings than the manufacturer. The first set of memory, 2 sticks of Super Talent @ 5-5-5-15 (factory specs) The second set of sticks are PQI @ 5-5-5-15 (factory specs) In CPU-Z the Super Talent is showing 5-5-5-15-21 In CPU-Z the PQI is showing 5-5-5-18-23 Forcing the 5-5-5-15-20 in the bios only leads to an inability to post and a beep error. Maziar a b } Memory a b à CPUs January 8, 2011 6:23:35 AM Maybe because your RAMs are from different manufacture,CPU-Z and Everest don't show the right timings. Anyway,run memtest for 4-8hrs and if it didn't report any errors,then your system is fine. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMemory to Asus Rampage III Gene Forum12GB Memory for 150-160 dollars, is it any good. ForumMemory ForumPhenom II X6 1100T plus WHICH Memory? Forum[Solved] [Memory] Higher frequency or lower latency? More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !