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Or has it already died...? I won't have to worry about my OCZ Ram dying anytime soon; I either killed it now or it can run unfathomable speed. When I was setting everything back to the stock settings I accidentally put my Ram Voltage to 3.6v. Yes. The stock was 2.65v, so, I was shocked to find the ram still in working order. All of the programs in Windows didn't work, after a minute FireFox would close, ATi Catalyst won't install, but my ram, even though running at .95 extra volts still works. I think... They were extremely hot when I touched them, then I instantly turned off my PC. I think I might have hurt them though, because I've tried 4 Windows boots - nothing's worked. I'm hoping they work, because if they can run at 3.6v for more than 10 minutes I'm very happy keeping them.


Update: I keep on getting the blue screen!

"A problem has been detected and windows had been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacrurer for driver updates. Try changing video adapters."
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Run memtest. It sounds like it wasn't on for long so you may not have damaged the RAM
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I can't boot windows, I get the blue screen.

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Originally Posted by Ninja_Boy View Post
Or has it already died...? I won't have to worry about my OCZ Ram dying anytime soon; I either killed it now or it can run unfathomable speed. When I was setting everything back to the stock settings I accidentally put my Ram Voltage to 3.6v. Yes. The stock was 2.65v, so, I was shocked to find the ram still in working order. All of the programs in Windows didn't work, after a minute FireFox would close, ATi Catalyst won't install, but my ram, even though running at .95 extra volts still works. I think... They were extremely hot when I touched them, then I instantly turned off my PC. I think I might have hurt them though, because I've tried 4 Windows boots - nothing's worked. I'm hoping they work, because if they can run at 3.6v for more than 10 minutes I'm very happy keeping them.


Update: I keep on getting the blue screen!

"A problem has been detected and windows had been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacrurer for driver updates. Try changing video adapters."
What does it say in the memory dump? It should say some .dll file in the bottom.

Oh yeah, I think you're running TCCD, and even running 3.3v on those would be KIA. 3.2v will slowly be killing them, 3.1v for suicide and 3.0 for max 24/7.
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Dood, you just pwned your ram, time to change the title of this thread to "OCZ Ram - RIP"
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Holy crap. Windows is loading, I have the screen with the blue bars going across. If this Ram works...

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are you getting the BSOD even after reseting the vdimm?....you shouldnt be..but yea my ocz ram is solid aswell...i ran it at 3.5v for a while with active cooling though, bearing in mind my ram is bh-5...they come with lifetime warrenty anyway..so even if they die..its all good
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Dood, you just pwned your ram, time to change the title of this thread to "OCZ Ram - RIP"
LOL, indeed. BH-5 is the only RAM that actually runs 3.5V without a sweat.
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Damn, yall are hardcore, the highest I ever pushed my PC 3200 was 3.1 volts...
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did it boot?
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