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Bought the ram, OCd it no biggie. Played games, prime 95, memtest all ok.

Since then I've tried OCing it more and I accidentally left the voltage on my "C-D" sticks (x79 sabertooth board) at 1.99v. Since then prime95 and memtests run fine, but games will freeze. Have I damaged the ram or has my system always been unstable?

I even ran the CPU @ stock (3930k), GPU @ stock (gigabyte 7970) and it still wont run fine.

I have my old corsair vengence low profile 1600mhz 16gb kit, should I install that? Should I just take out the C&D ram and see if it'll be stable?

Thanks.

Or could I have damaged the board mad.gif
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I don't think you damaged the board, but it's quite possible that you damaged the RAM. Take it out, put the Vengeance back in, test.
If it works, the Samsung is dead. If it doesn't, your problem is deeper smile.gif
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I don't think you damaged the board, but it's quite possible that you damaged the RAM. Take it out, put the Vengeance back in, test.
If it works, the Samsung is dead. If it doesn't, your problem is deeper smile.gif

Alright, I'll try that now, but first I'll run the ram at rated specs.
    
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Any DDR3 that meets JEDEC specs has to be able to survive very short periods of up to 1.975v without permanent damage and has a general operating limit of 1.575v. Your memory could well be damaged if you let them sit at 1.99v for any length of time.

That said, I'd expect a custom Prime 95 blend test to find most memory errors before most games, so the problem may be elsewhere.

How long was the memory at the elevated voltage? What settings did you use in Prime?
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Have you run everything @ stock yet (Ram/cpu OC)?

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Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post

Have you run everything @ stock yet (Ram/cpu OC)?

Yup!

But I've figured it out.

My ram/motherboard/chipset/imc was just being unstable for no apparent reason, so I bumped the PLL voltage and voiala. It works!

Thanks for the help smile.gif.

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