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Hi, I just overclocked my G.skill ddr2 800 (the crappiest timings kind 5-5-5-15).

I overclocked them to ddr2 890 at 4-4-4-12 3.8 useconds. (I also need help with the advanced timings, look at my mobo if you think you can help)

But my main question is I can run memtest86 fine on this timings with 2.0 v. BUt when I do the blend cpu and RAM test on orthos, it fails after like 15sec.

I upped it to 2.1 (safe?) adn so far it has run stable with the orthos test. But I thought that the memtest was the best to use, how come it runs with no errors on memtest, then dies on orthos?

Also, is that a stable and safe voltage? I have active cooling (1 set of two small ocz fans on RAM)

Thanks for the help!
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post #2 of 11
cause your CPU is unstable...
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post #3 of 11
Not so often true, as I can pass small ffts orthos with my cpu overclock, but with my mem at stock speeds with the same cpu oc and I run blends, it craps out in no time.
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post #4 of 11
Sideburns, if he passed memtest and failed orthos, then raised memory voltage but didnt touch CPU, how does that mean CPU wasn't stable?

You are at fine voltages, fans are only really needed at the 2.3v range. As for your problem im not so sure
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post #5 of 11
probably due to your CPU sagging your PSUs output and making your RAM unstable due to the drop...
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kopi View Post
Sideburns, if he passed memtest and failed orthos, then raised memory voltage but didnt touch CPU, how does that mean CPU wasn't stable?

You are at fine voltages, fans are only really needed at the 2.3v range. As for your problem im not so sure
The CPU might not have been stable in the first place then...the memory seems to be.

EDIT: lol I read the whole post, never mind
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post #7 of 11
If nothing but the ram voltages changes, then how does that stabalize the CPU?
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kopi View Post
If nothing but the ram voltages changes, then how does that stabalize the CPU?
Yeah, I know, i just read the whole thread throughly....lol i see what you are saying and what he is saying now.
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post #9 of 11
Kinda doesnt make too much sense...

Ram was stable, oc was unstable.
Up ram voltage.
OC is stable.

uh..wait what?
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post #10 of 11
ot I know but kopi your avatar is dancing to the moby song Im playing right now, hehe. Sorry for no help
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