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So I had my E6420 at 3.1 for about a week or 2 with no problems and thought everything was great. My RAM is 667mhz so that is the limiting factor for me going further past 3100, but a 46% overclock and a 6 sec reduction in superpi, as well as other stuff is great.

Well I left my RAM voltage set to Auto in the BIOS. Knowing I wasn't going to overclock it(It is unlinked) I thought that would be the best thing. Well EVGA and Nvidia though 1.8Vs was the standard auto voltage for my RAM and after some digging when I had some instability I found my RAM is rated at 1.9Vs.

So the whole time my MB was undervolting my RAM and causing crap stability.

So always check your specs(had I checked my RAM earlier I could have saved myself some headache) and make sure everything is set right. Auto can only take you so far.
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post #2 of 5
heh. i think everyone knows to never leave on auto... customize it yourself. auto is only if you leave everything stock.
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Even on stock I never have anything set to auto, as the auto multi in my bios at stock for my cpu sets it at 8x not 11x. Auto sucks.
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So I had my E6420 at 3.1 for about a week or 2 with no problems and thought everything was great. My RAM is 667mhz so that is the limiting factor for me going further past 3100, but a 46% overclock and a 6 sec reduction in superpi, as well as other stuff is great.

Well I left my RAM voltage set to Auto in the BIOS. Knowing I wasn't going to overclock it(It is unlinked) I thought that would be the best thing. Well EVGA and Nvidia though 1.8Vs was the standard auto voltage for my RAM and after some digging when I had some instability I found my RAM is rated at 1.9Vs.

So the whole time my MB was undervolting my RAM and causing crap stability.

So always check your specs(had I checked my RAM earlier I could have saved myself some headache) and make sure everything is set right. Auto can only take you so far.
Actually some rams have that "problem". My geil has as auto 667 and 1.8 but in the case there was a not saying i should raise both of them to 800 and 1.9 . Companies usually inform you if you nee to do something liek that.
    
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Well I have my RAM at 2.0(up from the auto of 1.8 and .1 above the stock of 1.9) and things are running like a champ. I am clocked to 3.110 on my C2D E6420 with load temps of 44C after 9 hours of Orthos, doing the blend test this time instead of just CPU.

So I think she is stable for good this time. No hiccups in Battlefield 2142 or reboots in windows.
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