Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE
If you are getting errors,it will stabilize the IMC. It doesnt alter performance as such.
I don't get any errors in memtest, not sure if you might just be referring to the BSoD ones. Default CPU NorthBridge Freq. is at 2000Mhz, and I get post errors if I try and change it to 2400 or 2600. I could try 2200.
I also took a look at the RAM voltage, and it seems that both the old and new specify 1.5V, but the lowest setting in the BIOS for DRAM Voltage control is 1.600V. I guess I didn't mess with voltage when I reformatted.
I will try it with the NB at 2200, but I'm not sure how to get the RAM Voltage any lower.
I've also been testing the Graphics card for overheating issues. Using FurMark the temp would not get any higher than 87C, while it was idling at around 47C, and the fan idles at 25% speed, and was running at only 40% at the high temp. My card's from XFX, and I also opened a support ticket with them about the high temperature, and he said that 87C shouldn't cause a BSoD (only if it starts to get near 100C).
Greensystemsgo was curious about how well the fan works, so I tested again with fan running at 100%, and the temps went from a minimum 42C to a maximum 52C.
With the increased NB frequency, I'll try playing some more GTA IV, and write down some of the BSoD error codes (if I get any).