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hey OCN. i have some questions about my ram..

a while back i bough 16 GB of 1866MHz rated ram for my custom PC. i didnt buy them all at the same time, so thry might be sligtly different sticks. when i tried to set the ram speed to 1866, windows couldnt boot so i dropped it down to 1600.

recently though, ive kinda gotten intersted in getting my ram stable at 1866. so first i tried setting the ram voltage to 1.65v. once i did, windoes could sucsessfully boot, but bluescreened after a few minutes of idling on the desktop and light web surfing. then i did a little research and found i needed to increase vicco voltage for the ram controler. im very new to ram overclocking so forgive me if i sound like a moron a little bit :/

so then i set the vicco voltage from a stock of 1.05v to 1.15 volts. the pc bluescreened still. this time right after bootup. im guessing the difference in time is kinda random here (RANDOM acsess memory lol), but all the bsods are happenign within a few mintues of startup.

then i read that for sandy bridge, the ram voltage has to be within .5 volts of the vicco voltage. so i bupmed the vicco voltage up to 1.16 volts. so now its .49 volts under the ram voltage.

my concerns are is it safe for my 2500K to have a vicco voltage of 1.16? in the bios the 1.16 voltage setting is highlihgted in purple. my bios is one of them fancy gui bioses. so the mobo is telling me that 1.16 is kinda dangerously high for the vicco. what i would like to know is how safe is it for my cpu?
experience with ram overclocking on sandy bridge would be appreciated. expeience with the 2500K i'd prefer. i cant seem to find a definte answer to this on the interwebs. so am i dangerously overvolting my vicco? i'd really like to know.
also, my ram IS rated for 1866Mhz, and my motherboard supports speeds of 2200MHz ddr3. the 2500K however, only officially supports speeds of 1333MHz.

as i type this my system is appearing to be stable at 1866MHz, but im kinda afraid it might blow out my CPU. That would really suck :/ especially considering that my cpu overclocks the cores like a champ smile.gif
Edited by PaulVB6 - 1/25/13 at 6:55pm
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Patriot viper xtreme series Corsair force 3 120 caviar blue 500 gb Generic optical drive 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
CoolerMaster v8 CPU cooler Accelero Xtreme III GPU cooler Kingwin 120mm  Kingwin 120mm  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Aerocool Shark Blue Edition 120mm Case Fan  Aerocool Shark Blue Edition 120mm Case Fan  Coolermaster 120mm R4 Series Rifle Bearing Fan Inland 120mm Silent Dual Ball Bearing Fan  
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post #2 of 4
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UPDATE:
ive bluescreened on 1.16 volts
next ive tried these voltages, and gotted bsods on all of them:
1.175
1.200
1.210

im currently on 1.300. if i bsod, then im dropping down to 1600MHz untill i get some answers :/
Paul's Gaming PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k asus p8z68 v lx EVGA GTX 570 HD Patriot viper xtreme series 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Patriot viper xtreme series Corsair force 3 120 caviar blue 500 gb Generic optical drive 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
CoolerMaster v8 CPU cooler Accelero Xtreme III GPU cooler Kingwin 120mm  Kingwin 120mm  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Aerocool Shark Blue Edition 120mm Case Fan  Aerocool Shark Blue Edition 120mm Case Fan  Coolermaster 120mm R4 Series Rifle Bearing Fan Inland 120mm Silent Dual Ball Bearing Fan  
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 professional 64 bit Acer g195 I-INC iH254HPB Kensington 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair AX860i Antec 302 Generic Logitech mouse Logitech Z313 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k asus p8z68 v lx EVGA GTX 570 HD Patriot viper xtreme series 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Patriot viper xtreme series Corsair force 3 120 caviar blue 500 gb Generic optical drive 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
CoolerMaster v8 CPU cooler Accelero Xtreme III GPU cooler Kingwin 120mm  Kingwin 120mm  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Aerocool Shark Blue Edition 120mm Case Fan  Aerocool Shark Blue Edition 120mm Case Fan  Coolermaster 120mm R4 Series Rifle Bearing Fan Inland 120mm Silent Dual Ball Bearing Fan  
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 professional 64 bit Acer g195 I-INC iH254HPB Kensington 
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post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
anyone have any info on this ?

ive set the ram back to 1600 in the mean time
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i5 2500k asus p8z68 v lx EVGA GTX 570 HD Patriot viper xtreme series 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Patriot viper xtreme series Corsair force 3 120 caviar blue 500 gb Generic optical drive 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
CoolerMaster v8 CPU cooler Accelero Xtreme III GPU cooler Kingwin 120mm  Kingwin 120mm  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Aerocool Shark Blue Edition 120mm Case Fan  Aerocool Shark Blue Edition 120mm Case Fan  Coolermaster 120mm R4 Series Rifle Bearing Fan Inland 120mm Silent Dual Ball Bearing Fan  
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 professional 64 bit Acer g195 I-INC iH254HPB Kensington 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair AX860i Antec 302 Generic Logitech mouse Logitech Z313 
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Paul's Gaming PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k asus p8z68 v lx EVGA GTX 570 HD Patriot viper xtreme series 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Patriot viper xtreme series Corsair force 3 120 caviar blue 500 gb Generic optical drive 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
CoolerMaster v8 CPU cooler Accelero Xtreme III GPU cooler Kingwin 120mm  Kingwin 120mm  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Aerocool Shark Blue Edition 120mm Case Fan  Aerocool Shark Blue Edition 120mm Case Fan  Coolermaster 120mm R4 Series Rifle Bearing Fan Inland 120mm Silent Dual Ball Bearing Fan  
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 professional 64 bit Acer g195 I-INC iH254HPB Kensington 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair AX860i Antec 302 Generic Logitech mouse Logitech Z313 
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post #4 of 4
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pretty please? does anyone know?
Paul's Gaming PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k asus p8z68 v lx EVGA GTX 570 HD Patriot viper xtreme series 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Patriot viper xtreme series Corsair force 3 120 caviar blue 500 gb Generic optical drive 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
CoolerMaster v8 CPU cooler Accelero Xtreme III GPU cooler Kingwin 120mm  Kingwin 120mm  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Aerocool Shark Blue Edition 120mm Case Fan  Aerocool Shark Blue Edition 120mm Case Fan  Coolermaster 120mm R4 Series Rifle Bearing Fan Inland 120mm Silent Dual Ball Bearing Fan  
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 professional 64 bit Acer g195 I-INC iH254HPB Kensington 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair AX860i Antec 302 Generic Logitech mouse Logitech Z313 
  hide details  
Reply
Paul's Gaming PC
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k asus p8z68 v lx EVGA GTX 570 HD Patriot viper xtreme series 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Patriot viper xtreme series Corsair force 3 120 caviar blue 500 gb Generic optical drive 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
CoolerMaster v8 CPU cooler Accelero Xtreme III GPU cooler Kingwin 120mm  Kingwin 120mm  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Aerocool Shark Blue Edition 120mm Case Fan  Aerocool Shark Blue Edition 120mm Case Fan  Coolermaster 120mm R4 Series Rifle Bearing Fan Inland 120mm Silent Dual Ball Bearing Fan  
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 professional 64 bit Acer g195 I-INC iH254HPB Kensington 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair AX860i Antec 302 Generic Logitech mouse Logitech Z313 
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