Timing in BIOS vs. CPUz

Hello. Got a quick question. Just built a new system using these specs:

MB: MSI 770-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBSR
CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W
GPU: 2x HIS H467QR1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 in CrossfireX mode
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified (modular)

Heres my question:

The timings in the BIOS are 8-8-8-24 as shown here:

The timings in CPUz are 9-9-9-24 (would have posted screenshot but I copied the wrong tab :cry: )

Is this normal? I have been getting some random blue screens (have mostly disappeared after relocking unlocked cpu cores) but I have also had some game crashes and random restarts with some messages that led me to look at memeory issues.

Should I go in and manually change these timings in BIOS? The eventual plan is to OC the CPU and GPU but I want to make sure that the system is rock solid stable beforehand to create a baseline for performance. Thanks.

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  1. We need to see your CPUz screen... :)

    Also, it is recommended to manual change your settings in the BIOS to the specifications of the RAM
  2. Roger that man. Im a moron. Im at work currently but when I get home Ill post. While Im here Ill ask another question too.

    According to the MB manual it seemd to me that it was saying to put the RAM in the first two slots. It went against everything I have heard/read but I figured "They made the board, they should know whats up." Does that sound right to you?

  3. I would go with the motherboard recommendations. I've seen a few AM3 boards setup that way, so it isn't unusual :D
  4. as promised... my CPUz screenshot showing 9-9-9-24 timings for RAM vs 8-8-8-24 in BIOS.
  5. Best answer
    Your BIOS screenshot looks to be showing the "specs" not the actual speeds the RAM is running at. I would manual adjust the memory to specifications in the BIOS and see if CPUz reflects the same readings.
  6. The BIOS has all the memory timings set on AUTO. I am not too sure as to what to set them at past the initial 9-9-9-24. I would very much like to have some help in this as I have never done this before. I have spent a good chunk of change on this and breaking it is not an option. Do you need anymore information from me Tec to get started on this?

  7. Ok heres something I did not know about...

    This link goes to the G.Skill website RAM configurator and much to my dismay my MOBO is NOT listed under compatible boards. My board is the MSI 770-G45.

    Could this be the root of the problems I have been having with BSOD's and random restarts?
  8. Bah. Fixed it myself. Wish I could give myself best answer.

  9. What did you do to fix it...

    Sorry for the delay in responding to your other questions
  10. I went in and (after reading about 60 articles here) changed my RAM timings manually. I was concerened because the RAM manufacturer and the MB manufacturer both stated on their websites that this particular RAM was unsupported. It is. Ran memtest on it and Prime95 for over 7 hours. Problem solved.
  11. Hey.... didn't I recommend doing that a few times above :lol:
  12. Best answer selected by Imdyinhere.
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