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    Geil Ultra - Wrong Memory Timings

    Hi People

    Bought some Geil Ultra Dual Channel PC64000 Low Latency 4-4-4-12 recently. But CPU-Z and another app. shows 5-6-5-18 Timings. So I'm not happy. I take it I haven't been misled by my reputable online retailer , and that it is really a simple matter of adjusting the BIOS? My motherboard is
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    And can software appz. adjust timings?

    Thanks for any suggestions.

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    You have to manually enter the timings in the bios.

    Those timings that are showing, will just be the SPD timings.
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    got the same mobo and ram, and as clunk says just manually adjust the timings.

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    and increase the memory voltage (2.1V)

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    Thanks a lot for your time guys. SuiciaL, you mentioned that you have the same mobo, could you manually adjust your voltage? Because I couldn't on mine. Bios is up to date, but I have read that it can be increased upto 2.45v.

    And Hottentot, my RAM is running fine on the current voltage of 1.9, with the newly setted timings of 4-4-4-12, so do you think it's necessary? Will i get less errors if I did increase it or something? I did run memtest86 for 4 passes (about 2.3 hours) and it showed no errors.

    thanks.

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    You will get more stable performance at the higher voltage, less spiking of data, more streamlined. Motherboards usually set things to a relaxed state when you first power them up, so your ram was just relaxed so you could unlock the beast.

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    Thanks for that DataMatrix,

    I'll guess I'll increase the memory voltage, once I figure out how to do it on the K9N SLI Platinum. Everythime I press 'Enter' in the voltage field, nothing happens (as I expect it should).

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    Try pressing + or - instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mspacific View Post
    Thanks for that DataMatrix,

    I'll guess I'll increase the memory voltage, once I figure out how to do it on the K9N SLI Platinum. Everythime I press 'Enter' in the voltage field, nothing happens (as I expect it should).
    The RAM is rated to run at that voltage anyway, running it at 2.1v wont make it last a shorter time than running at 1.9v

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    Quote Originally Posted by mspacific View Post
    Thanks a lot for your time guys. SuiciaL, you mentioned that you have the same mobo, could you manually adjust your voltage? Because I couldn't on mine. Bios is up to date, but I have read that it can be increased upto 2.45v.

    And Hottentot, my RAM is running fine on the current voltage of 1.9, with the newly setted timings of 4-4-4-12, so do you think it's necessary? Will i get less errors if I did increase it or something? I did run memtest86 for 4 passes (about 2.3 hours) and it showed no errors.

    thanks.
    yes you can manually adjust the voltage/speed/timings on this board, will pm you how when i get home as stuck at work.

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    Thanks again guys.

    I look forward to your PM suicidaL. Tried again to adjust timings, but no success. Though oddly, MSI's Core Center OC software allowed me to adjust it. But I rather do it permanently in BIOS.

    Tried pressing -/+, Kalniel, but no success there.

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    oops, sorry people.

    I was pressing the +/- keys at the top of the keyboard rather then the ones at the numberpad. Needless to say, I managed to increase mem voltage. Thanks all the same.

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