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Old 09-29-2007, 11:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so I'm having trouble overclocking my RAM. It is currently running at 838 on a 10:8 ratio with my CPU at 3 GHz (335x9). I've been trying to break 1000, but like I said, it's not going to well. Last night I set the ratio to 8:6...I think that's what it was anyway. I used the 2.66 option (891) for the memory multiplier, but it failed orthos at about the 25 minute mark. I had the voltage set at +2 so it was running on 2.0 volts...the normal voltage it runs at is 1.9 on auto. Timings are manual at 5-5-5-15.

Here's a pic of my current settings:
Voltages/CPU Speed: http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/CIMG0019.jpg

More indepth memory options: http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m...CIMG0021-1.jpg

Those options that I circled in red I just set to what it said in the left column there, because I don't really know what they do.

This is the RAM I have: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

The voltage on the specs say 1.8~2.0, and I'm already at 2.0. I'm not really sure if I should go over that though. Obviously I wouldn't give it like 2.7 volts or something like that, but is it safe for me to set that at 2.1 or 2.2?

Those other voltages (FSB, PCI-E, and GMCH overvoltage controls) I left alone, because I don't really know what those do either or if they have any effect on the RAM.

So any help with this?
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Default Re: I need some help with RAM

Up to the voltage to at least 2.1, preferably 2.2. They are still safe there, 2.3 is where you start treading a bit dangerous.
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Alright thanks man. I'll stress it at 2.2 overnight and let you know what happens.
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Well, I set it to +4 in the BIOS @ 891, but when I booted up, everest said it was running at 2.32 volts for some reason. But it still failed that at about the 3 hour mark. I was under the impression that this RAM was really overclockable, so what gives?
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