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    Default different memory timings?

    I just bought a pair of G Skillz dual channel 2X 1gig sticks. The timing on the box are 2.5-3-3-6. But when I view the speed with Everest, It reads two different timings for the ram. One at the above speed and the other at
    3.0-3-3-8. I could not find a way to change this in bios.

    How do I fix this, and how can I tell if the ram is running in dual channel?

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    Default Re: different memory timings?

    We need your computers specs(motherboard, CPU, hard drive and powersupply maybe graphics card too) first before we can help you. Some lower end motherboards, including ones from OEM's (Dell, Compaq, HP, etc.), dont have any overclocking or ram timing options.
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    Default Re: different memory timings?

    This is my mother board running in a P4 3.2 gig cpu. PC CHips M955G


    P25G (V3.0)
    Socket 478 and FSB800/DDR400 MB
    P25G is one of the most advance and unique modules of PCCHIPS production. It can also support latest Intel Pentium 4, HT & Prescott processor, up to 800MHz FSB, DDR400, two serial ATA and 8 USB 2.0 ports for features. With embedded UniChromeII 3D Graphics, 64M share memory and one AGP8X slot, all these advance supports, we believe your computer can run with best performance and bring you the great value and enjoyment.

    Graphics Card Radeon 9200 128mb. Hard Drive Matrox 160gig. 400Watt Power supply.

    I get choices like auto, manual (which only lets me set the cas lat which is 2.5 but when i run Everest to test my system i get the 2 different timmings) turbo and something else. When I go to turbo and the other setting the pc wont boot up and only gets a black screen.

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    PC Chips is not known as a great motherboard brand name. I don't see anything on your motherboard specs that suggests it can run in dual channel mode. Do you have information that tells you it can?
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    Default Re: different memory timings?

    I thought dual running ram was a feature on the ram when I got the motherboard. Even if its not running in dual channel, I would expect both sticks of ram to run at the same speed.

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    Default Re: different memory timings?

    how can intel chips run ram in dual channel mode? i thought only athlons and opterons could do this.
    System Specs:
    AMD athlon 64 3200 venice @ 2.4ghz
    Asrock Dual-939SATA2
    Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 chip r430 @ 480mhz core/540mhz mem with 1.6v vcore
    1gb Corsair XMS TwinX PC3200 timings 2-3-3-6 at 400mhz
    250gb Hitatchi deskstar T7K500 SATAII disk
    160gb samsung spinpoint PATA disk
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    Default Re: different memory timings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Munkul
    how can intel chips run ram in dual channel mode? i thought only athlons and opterons could do this.
    Intel processors were using dual-channel RAM before Opterons existed. Besides, pretty much anything except socket 754 could use dual-channel RAM if a chipset were made for it.

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    fair does
    System Specs:
    AMD athlon 64 3200 venice @ 2.4ghz
    Asrock Dual-939SATA2
    Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 chip r430 @ 480mhz core/540mhz mem with 1.6v vcore
    1gb Corsair XMS TwinX PC3200 timings 2-3-3-6 at 400mhz
    250gb Hitatchi deskstar T7K500 SATAII disk
    160gb samsung spinpoint PATA disk
    Asus 1608P2 DVD+/-RW Dual Layer
    Unbranded 500W PSU single 17A rail
    Innovatek and Asetek Watercooling (triple fan radiator)
    LOTS OF METAL

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    Default Re: different memory timings?

    Thanks guys, but I dont think my motherboard supports it. I still dont know why the timings are different, but I think Im going to get a new motherboard.

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