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Safe RAM voltage?

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i have 2x1gb sticks of Patriot pc6400 signature line RAM and i think it is limiting my OC - i can only get to about 3.52ghz before i can't boot into Vista.

can anyone tell me what the normal voltage is for this ram what the safe voltage is that i can push it up to? the memory multi is set to 2.0, so my RAM is running at about 880mhz - i want to go further, but don't know what is safe...

help please anyone...

oh - also, how can i test the memory voltage? is there a program to see what voltage it is running at?

tvm
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DDR2 is technically rated at 1.8V. The RAM sticks usually have an imprint or sticker on it telling you a range of safe voltages such as 1.8V - 2.1V, etc. You can test it and see if you get RAM errors (memtest), BSOD, or other problems. Usually it is safe up to 2.1V - 2.2V (most). Some can even take up to 2.4V - 2.5V.
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thanks for the info - so, could it be that i don't have enough voltage on my ram that it BSOD's or doesn't boot into Vista or is it too much? it happens as soon as i push the RAM further than 880mhz...
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I would not run past 2.3V. At 2.3V I would have active cooling. RAM seems to be the most fragile part in a PC, so be careful.
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