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  • CPU-Z showing different memory timings than expected

    Hello,

    I bought some Ripjaws X 16 GB RAM (made for 1600 timing):

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231568

    and I picked the 1600 timing on my ASUS motherboard. However, when I bring up CPU-Z, I get significantly different timings than what the Newegg specifications state. The specs say it should be:

    Timing 9-9-9-24

    But CPU-Z says this:

    http://imgur.com/qp9RxCu

    Which is a lot of 11's instead of 9's. Is that bad? Is my memory going to run stable with these settings?

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    I also ran an "auto-overclocking" utility that came with the ASUS motherboard. After it did its thing, I now see that it changed the RAM like so:

    http://imgur.com/So17Dqu

    If you were me, would you keep the pre-OC settings, or the post-OC settings? What seems strange to me is the DRAM Frequency is rather low in the post-OC settings. I don't really understand what the readings mean very well, but shouldn't it be higher?
    Last edited by ravl13; 06-18-2015, 05:31 PM.

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    Unless you manually enable the XMP in the UEFI, the MB will configure the memory to JEDEC compliant timings of 11-111-11-28 at DDR3-1600. You can see the difference between the kits standard profile for DDR3-1600 and the XMP in CPU-Zs SPD tab.
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    • #3
      OK. I take it then that the current 11-11-11-11-28 timing is OK to use then, unless you say otherwise. Thanks.

      This mobo is odd in that I don't see an XMP enabling section. I've seen it on other Asus mobos, but not this one.

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      • #4
        On AMD models the function to use a XMP is called D.O.C.P. Pretty much any but the very first ASUS AM3 models should have it. If you can't find it by yourself, take a loot at the user manual (it is also available as a PDF download).
        >> The official G.SKILL Memory Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)! << | [pictures] Show off your G.SKILL products!

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