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Upgraded RAM, seeking help for optimization


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Hello there, I am in need of help in tweaking my new RAM. I recently upgraded to G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory, or http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231065. This memory is a good deal better then what I was using before, and being the big gamer that I am, I wanted to learn how I could optimize my RAM to run at a better potential, but safely. A little bit about my system setup as follows:

Motherboard: Gigabyte P35-DS3L
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E6750 @ 2.66GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Power Supply: 600W PSU
Hard Drive: WD Raptor 150 GB, 1.5 Gb/s, 16 MB Cache, 10,000 RPM

F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ is the model number of the RAM. I have personally never overclocked anything, messed with voltages, anything of the sort. I checked out my BIOS, and I can't really see in there what it is currently set at voltage wise. I believe this motherboard has a default of 1.8V for RAM? The recommended voltage for the GSKILL is 2.0-2.1V. Basically, I am here looking for advice on how I can optimize the RAMS performance, without ruining it. I payed extra for better RAM, so it would be great to learn how to make sure it is running its best. I have no idea how to set timings either :[ Thanks in advance! Any advice is appreciated.
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Some updated information, took a look in the bios, and these are the current settings for the memory as left on auto:

CAS latency time: 5
DRAM RAS# to CAS# delay: 5
DRAM RAS# Precharge: 5
Precharge delay (tRas): 15
Act to Act Delay (tPRD): 11
Rank Write to Real Delay: 5
Write to Precharge Delay: 10
Refresh to ACT delay: 46
Read to Precharge Delay: 5
tRD: 6
tRD Phase Adjustment: 1

Not sure if that helps, but any input would be appreciated.
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So you are looking to get this RAM to run at the specified timings, correct?

To do so:
  • Set the RAM Voltage to 2.0V. (Some quick googling shows the option to do this should be labeled "DDR2 OverVoltage Control".)
  • Set the "CAS latency time" to 4.
  • Set the "DRAM RAS# to CAS# delay" to 4.
  • Set the "DRAM RAS# Precharge" to 4.
  • Set the "Precharge delay (tRas)" to 12.
  • Set the Row Cycle Time (tRC) to 16. (If you have it... You did not list it.)
  • Reboot and test for stability.
  • If system is unstable, raise RAM Voltage to 2.1V. If it is stable, you're done!
I'm sorry if I misunderstood what you wanted. Are you looking to overclock as well?
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Awesome! Thanks so very much :] Not looking to overclock, just wanting to get them running at what they are specced for. I will give this a go tonight, appreciate it!
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