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Does RAM latency/timing affect motherboard compatibility?

When shopping, it's common for RAM manufacturers to list the frequency, timings, and voltage that RAM has been tested to run stable at. For example, the Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK32GX4M4B3000C15 has ...
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DDR3 SDRAM compatibility: clock speed and timings

I want to upgrade my computer’s DDR3 SDRAM, replacing the single module that it currently has with newer ones. I am wondering if I must (or ought to) stick fairly strictly to the DDR3-1333 version ...
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Files on HDD are getting corrupted

tl;dr On my new PC (with windows 8.1 x64) some files on local SATA-HDD are getting corrupted without visible reason (after some IDLE). Not a virus/malware! (did test with AVG antivirus installed, ...
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RAM Timing: Is CAS Latency in READ command same as WRITE command?

As far as I know and according to wikipedia about CAS Latency: CL is the delay time between the moment a memory controller tells the memory module to access a particular memory column on a RAM ...
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Choosing between RAM frequency and timings [duplicate]

I have 2 sets of SAMSUNG 2GB DDR3 RAM 1: 2 x 2GB 2Rx8 PC3-8500S-07-10-F2 2: 2 x 2GB 2Rx8 PC3-10600S-09-10-F2 There 2 main differences: (8500S vs 10600S) and (07 vs 09) Which set is better to ...
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What happens if use different ram chips?

I have an Asus M4A785TD-V EVO Motherboard. Considering this, What happens if I plugin 2 ram chips of different frequency and different latancies? Do both work independently at their respective configs ...
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Guess correct stable memory/RAM CAS?

I have several APACER 8GB UNB PC3-12800 CL11 but i could not find any document about correct CAS . Usually the CAS written on piece of paper which attached to RAM . Motherboard bios shows the part ...
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how to use multiple RAM chips with different timings and voltages

Last thanksgiving, I built a computer using this RAM. I have decided to upgrade to 8GB, so I just bought this. As you can see, the 2 kits have different timings, voltages, and CLs. Is it possible ...
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tool for displaying more than 4 DIMM SPD entries in Windows

CPU-Z is able to read SPD manufacturer-recommended DRAM timing values from the onboard ROM in every DIMM. However, it only displays 4 at once, and there doesn't appear to be any way to scroll and ...
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3 JEDEC timing table vs 4 (Memory)

Here's my old memory, which was one 4gb stick. Now I upgraded to two of these (total 8gb); Notice the timings table are different. Obviously the new RAM timings are faster, but there's only 3 ...
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Memory timings in CPU-Z : Memory and SPD tab discrepancy - What do they mean?

When I run CPU-Z in my netbook, in the memory tab, the timings displayed are 5-5-5-15, but in the SPD tab, the timings are 5-5-5-18 (JEDEC #3). What do the differences in the timings between the tabs ...
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How do I know which ram timings are correct?

I bought this RAM for one of my systems. The BIOS (latest version for this mobo) has automatically set the timings for 9-9-9-24 1T. This passes memtest86+ fine (10 passes overnight. Earlier versions ...
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Does SIW report maximum or optimal RAM timings?

I ran SIW on my PC and, under the memory info for my PC, it reports my mobo supports "DRAM frequency 532.1 MHz" and the timing says "7-7-7-20" Does this mean these are the max timings it supports, or ...
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Dram timing is too tightly so reload timing

My computer is rebooting itself and when starts over again I get a message: "dram timing is too tightly so reload timing, Press any key..... (or something like that)" what should I do ?
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Memory Access Times

Apologies if this isn't the right place to ask but I'm pretty stuck at this point. I've been searching all day and no one seems to have the information that I need. What I'm looking for are the ...
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MEMTest86 showing wrong timings and frequency

HI! Is it ok that memtest86 is showing the wrong RAM timing? I have it set at 5-5-5-18 in my bios but is showing 8-5-5-18. Does this mean thats what win7 is seeing/using? Also its says its at 400 mhz ...
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What do the memory timings and RAM mean?

On every piece of RAM you'll see the timings like: "2-2-2-5". What is this all about? What should I buy?