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Old October 29, 2012, 01:44 PM
Malam Malam is offline
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Default Understanding RAM Memory Timing Data

I am trying to understand the different data relating to matching memory modules in a system.
I installed the Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 modules with the following specs:

Memory Speed - DDR3 - 1333 (667MHZ)
Memory Timing - 9-9-9-24 @ 666MHZ

My motherboard is Asus P6X58D-E with Intel i7- 950 CPU.
According to the bios , if my CPU is locked, the maximum memory supported is DDR3-800 or DDR31066

Does this mean that the installed memory will give me problems because of a mismatch of speed ?

I ran CPUID and it shows that my memory is running at 534MHZ with a timing of 8-8-8-20

Again this is different from the advertised timing of the Corsair. Should I be concerned ?

Thanks for your comments.

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Last edited by Malam; October 30, 2012 at 08:38 AM. Reason: Corrected Memory Model name.
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