9-9-9-24 vs 9-9-9-27 Timings

Found 16th Sep 2013
Hi, so I bought some major upgrades last month and I've been getting blue screens, I noticed in BIOS that my RAM was running at 9-9-9-24 but I checked the crucial site and amazon and the timings for the ram (1866mhz) should be 9-9-9-27.

The Ram:



What is the difference between 9-9-9-24 & 9-9-9-27?

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The Bios (CMOS) will automatically set the Ram Speed to default, so while … The Bios (CMOS) will automatically set the Ram Speed to default, so while the timings are different to advertised it shouldn't make the difference and cause the dreaded BSOD. Usually when DDR3 Ram fails it normally occurs in the first few days, so you need to run a diagnostic tool to identify the problem, then contact Crucial or the Re-seller / Retailer (if 45 days or less). Their customer care will organise and explain the procedure to return the faulty ram.How to....http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/diagnosing-memory-problems-on-your-computerhttp://www.memtest.org/

Yeah I ran memtest on 1 cycle took like 2 hours no failures, also ran chkdsk.
Also, have you changed the settings at all on your motherboard? I had a similar problem -- I tried to "tweak" the board to run the memory at the best possible speed, but definitely felt the implications. Reset the motherboard to default settings (just the RAM speed bit), and never looked back. Just a suggestion. It can always be reverted if needed.
Edited by: "bandwidthbob" 16th Sep 2013
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