How to Set your Memory Timing in BIOS
The BIOS on your motherboard offer numerous settings to optimize your memory. These settings modify RAM functions that, while basic in nature, are often given widely different names. There are five basic settings that if set correctly can help optimize your memory. We'll briefly explain the options. We've also included examples of what the settings might be called in different BIOS versions.
NOTE: Not all BIOS menus offer all these settings.
Memory timings are usually in the following order:
tCL - tRCD - tRP - tRAS - CMD
For example, our PDC1G3200LLK has a timing of 2-3-2-5-t1. This translates to the following:
tCL = 2 tRCD = 3 tRP = 2 tRAS = 5 CMD = 1
We've also included examples of what the settings might be called in different BIOS versions. Please note that not all BIOS menus offer all the settings It is recommended that customers using our Patriot Extreme Performance or Dual Channel memory set their BIOS to the settings specified for their memory.