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Ram voltage ok?

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Hi everyone,

A little help and advice if possible. I have recently purchased an Intel ore Duo E6600 after always being an AMD fanboy, just because you cant deny the benchmarks and speeds of these new CPS's.

Anyway, i since buying the E6600, ASUS P5B deluxe and 1GB (2x 512Mb) Corsair XMS2 PC 6400 800Mhz 4-4-4-12, plus using my old ATI X850 XT PE 256Mb (no need to upgrade till vista and DirectX 10 come out) i am having a few teething problems.

Firstly my CPU on stock intel cooler idles at 42 - 45C, but i think that is ok, just expected it to be cooler.

Secondly my RAM wouldn't run at 4-4-4-12, only 5-5-5-18 with Motherboard on auto timings. So i decided to up the voltages a little to see if the system became a little more stable bearing in mind with voltage at 1.8v at 4-4-4-12 the system was restarting ramdomly and memtest produced many errors.

Anyway i changed the RAm voltage to 2.0v and the system runs prefectly and mem test ran with no errors for 2 hours. However when i changed the voltage to 2.0V the bios highlights this value in purple as if to say its a bit high. What i wanted to know was whether this was ok? The system seems ok!!

And whilst i have the post open, i only change the first 4 settings in memory timings to 4-4-4-12 but left the other as they were. Can anyone enlighten me to what the other setting below do and are? Should i change them also?

Many Thanks
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However when i changed the voltage to 2.0V the bios highlights this value in purple as if to say its a bit high. What i wanted to know was whether this was ok? The system seems ok!!
System is perfectly fine.

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Can anyone enlighten me to what the other setting below do and are? Should i change them also?
Not really sure if you should try this because of your current cooling and idle temp but.....try a little like in the 300fsb first and move up if possible to the 334fsb:

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I've let all the power saving features on (enabled) so that my CPU even overclocked will consume less energy and therefore the frequency will change from 2.0GHZ to the full 3.0GHZ when needed/full load.

I use a 2:3 ratio (which gives me a 1000mhz RAM Frequency) but you should try to run with a 1:1 ratio which then the DRAM Frequency will read 600mhz (664mhz for 334) using a 2.1V for memory voltage or a 4:5 ratio which will be a 750 (835mhz for 334) using a 2.2v for memory voltage.
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