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My RAM suddenly needs more voltage

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Hello everyone,
in the past few weeks I had random blue screen problems, so I finally did a memtest, and it returns tons of errors on test #5 within a few minutes. When I up the voltage of the rams from 1.257 to 1.285 in the bios, it passes the tests. How can that happen, is this maybe an indication that some other part like motherboard or PSU are going to break?
I did not change anything in the bios in over a year. The system is about 2 years old. The RAM is a G.skill kit 2x4GB, PC12800 1600mhz specified to run at 1.25v. It has always been set to auto which results in the manufacturers spec of 9-9-9-24.
Would be glad for any hints on the matter.
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Not a single bluescreen since then. Still no idea why it needed 0.03v more all of a sudden.
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post #3 of 3
Clear your cmos, and try the stock voltage again. not sure what you mean by tests, but I would run memtest 86 on each stick of ram, and see if it fails.
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