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I had some ram laying around, it was some GSkill 2x2gb 1.5v 9-9-9-24. So I decided to pop them in my system with my current overclock and ram. The current ram is the Corsair 2x2gb 1.65v 9-9-9-24. I switched the ram voltage to 1.5v to accommodate the new ram but couldn't get past the post. The computer kept restarting on itself and couldn't really post. Is that because of new ram or do I need to relax the overclock a bit? Much appreciated.
post #2 of 9
The added sticks of ram is making your overclock unstable.

when you add more ram that require higher speeds, then your going to need more qpi/vtt voltage that would make your OC stable
Edited by Lazloisdavrock - 10/27/11 at 9:07pm
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The added sticks of ram is making your overclock unstable.

when you add more ram that require higher speeds, then your going to need more qpi/vtt voltage that would make your OC unstable
did you mean making my OC stable Ill try backing to 3.8/3.6 to see if that would help.
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yessir, typo, sorry
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Wait, did you add 1.5v ram into a system that already had 1.65v ram?

What are the speeds of both kits?

Also, I recommend setting the voltage to 1.65v, since the first kit required 1.65v.
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backed off on the overclock to 3.6 with same voltage but no success... any more ideas as to why its not booting guys
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Wait, did you add 1.5v ram into a system that already had 1.65v ram?

What are the speeds of both kits?

Also, I recommend setting the voltage to 1.65v, since the first kit required 1.65v.
thats correct, will try that and see if I have success.

edit: nope didnt work
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backed off on the overclock to 3.6 with same voltage but no success... any more ideas as to why its not booting guys
I would set everything (cpu included) back to stock and run the RAM at the higher voltage (1.65V) to see if it boots.
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Everything to stock, looks like I got a solid boot. Now I will try to overclock with 8 gigs and see where I go, any suggestions?
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