RAM is probably one of the most complicated PC components in terms of overclocking. When someone mentions RAM overclocking, the first thing that comes to the minds of many is the memory clock. RAM frequency is indeed the spec that matters the most. Still, real overclockers know that you can achieve the best results by combining timings tunning with frequency overclocking. Before you start messing around with your hardware, it is better to learn the baseline. Begin with checking your current RAM specs, frequency, and timings. While it is not difficult to find the RAM speed in Windows 10, finding the information about timings is less obvious.
How to Find Memory Timings in BIOS?
The best place to find RAM timings in Windows 10 is your BIOS/UEFI. Because different motherboards have different BIOS UIs, we cannot list all of them here. But we can tell where to look for RAM timings info. General understanding of how modern BIOS works will help you to find the information you need. After all, you can always refer to your motherboard user manual. Finally, we will show you the best application to check memory timings in Windows 10.
We assume you know how to enter BIOS and navigate it. Otherwise, you probably should not bother with RAM timings at all. We recommend starting with learning more basic information about PC components and management.
- Restart your PC and enter BIOS/UEFI.
- Memory timings are related to overclocking, so you better begin with finding the overclocking section. If your motherboard does not support overclocking, look for advanced configuration and RAM-related settings.
- Usually, users bother with frequency overclocking. Thus, manufacturers tend to hide timings settings in the advanced section. Look for something similar to “Advanced DRAM Configuration.”
- Now, find the main timings list, which is also known as “primary timings.”
- Here you can see and change memory timings on your PC.
How to Find RAM Timings in Windows 10?
Nowadays, any modern hardware monitoring application can read and display all the information about RAM in your computer. Our best pick is a free utility called CPU-Z. You can download it from the official website. There is also a portable version that does not require installation.
- Start the application and go to the Memory tab.
- Look for the Timings section. There you can see your memory frequency (multiply it by two if you have dual-channel RAM) and primary timings.
- If you need more detailed information about RAM timings, manufacturer, serial number, manufacturing date, or rank, go to the SPD tab. There you will find information about each memory stick you have.
Be aware that you cannot change memory timings in any application for Windows 10. You can only perform this kind of task within BIOS/UEFI.
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