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I tried to overclock this ram one time with crappy consequences. I had to reset my cmos for the first time ever.
Anyway I have 2 x 1Gig sticks of Kingston Valueram. Also I noticed on CPU-Z that the serial #s are completely different and I remember when I bought them, I got them at the same place at the same time and they were in the same package, it just seems like there's a lot of differences in them. Can anybody tell me anything more about them?
Here's a screenshot. Ant help is appreciated. I also think this is what is holding me at the 2.7Ghz mark with my cpu.
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post #2 of 12
1. screenshot doesnt work

2. Value ram is not very well know for it's overclockability. I had kingston ram, I managed to clock it an extra 50Mhz higher and that was it. LOL. Cant expect too much but 50MHZ in the DDR 1 days was good. from 400 to 450MHZ was a HUGE increase to run ram at 1:1. No experience with DDR2 Kingston value but expect around the same percentage overclock.
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post #3 of 12
all ram can be overclocked...its a matter of how much. as for yours' you probably can get up to DDR400 speeds
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I got 2x512 kingston ddr ram sticks that have way diff. sr#'s also, they came packaged in the same buble pack seems normal.
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post #5 of 12
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Thanks all. I think I'll just leave it alone until I get something that would make a difference. No use doing 50 boot loops because I'm trying to get a lousy 50Mhz oc.
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post #6 of 12
just stick it on a divider, and concentrate on the CPU!
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post #7 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheSubtleKnife View Post
just stick it on a divider, and concentrate on the CPU!
How do I do that exactly?
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post #8 of 12
with your lanparty, its under Genie bios>Dram config>Dram frequency set...i'd set it to 1/2(100Mhz) and that will give you enough headroom on the RAM up to 333Mhz on the FSB, but your ram performance may also drop a bit...
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post #9 of 12
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Thanks. I'm going to try that when I get home. Do you think I may need to adjust the voltage any? I'm kinda weary about it because I have no heat spreaders on the sticks. Then again, I do have this case that creates a whirlwind inside with all these fans. I'll have to figure out if there is a temp sensor on the motherboard for the RAM and keep an eye on it. The RAM was cheap but that still means $220 for the pair and I don't want to burn them up just yet.
Thanks again.
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post #10 of 12
i'm running 3.1 volts on my ram without heatspreaders( i'm a crazy guy like that)...i'd say that you should be safe between 2.7-2.9 volts
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