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If you're only testing the stability for your cpu, do you need to run your RAM as well?
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Simple answer, yes.

The voltage draw to your ram plays into the vcore draw of your cpu. you will want to run the basic blend at least if your using prime95. If you dont and you start up a app that is heavy on both your mem and cpu you could run into stability problems that you may have missed if you tested with little or no mem usage.
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You might as well. That will put more stress on the memory controller, which is on cpu and is therefore affected by the temperature increase caused by overvolting.
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