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Ok so I changed my RAM timings from 5-5-5-15 to 4-4-4-12. It boots into windows and everything so I think it's stable (I have yet to try it in a game). My only question is I can't test it in memtest because my startup screens don't give me the option to go to a boot menu and select boot from CD. Should I go to my BIOS and select the CD drive as my primary boot device?

I was also wondering if you guys thought it was necessary of me to change my DDR voltage to 2.1 volts for this overclock. (If I can go to a lower voltage let me know) I was originally planning on going to 4-4-4-10 but my PC froze a little while after being in windows so I changed it to 4-4-4-12 and now it seems ok. I still have to memtest it though.
    
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Yes, change the First Boot Device to CD-ROM.

What voltage are you running on the memory right now? Try upping it to 2.05v first and see if it stays stable @ 4-4-4-10. If not, just go by a .05v increment until it does.
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I had it at 2.1v at 4-4-4-12...I spoke to early though my system crashed shortly after posting haha

I'm going to take it slow instead changing all the settings at once. If I just want 4-4-4-12 timings what voltage do you think I should have it at?
    
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2.1 max.
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So should I try 2.0v and 4-4-4-12?
    
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I had it at 2.1v at 4-4-4-12...I spoke to early though my system crashed shortly after posting haha

I'm going to take it slow instead changing all the settings at once. If I just want 4-4-4-12 timings what voltage do you think I should have it at?
Check the memory kit's max working voltage and stay within that range otherwise over-volting will void your life-time warranty.
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post #7 of 18
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In my BIOS the current memory voltage is now set at Auto (it's original settings) CPU-Z doesn't tell me what it is. Is there a way I can find that out because then maybe I don't need to change that setting at all.
    
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post #8 of 18
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oh no wonder it got messed up...its voltage range only goes from 1.8 to 2.0. I don't know why I assumed it went any higher =/. I guess I should keep it at 2.0 and change my timings to 4-4-4-12.

Just another thing: Someone on newegg said that it ran at 4-4-4-12 at 2.08v orthos stable for 7+ hours. I'm still guessing that even at say 2.05v the warranty is still void.

::EDIT::

I decided to do a slow overclock and overclock each setting 1 at a time. All I did was change the volts to 2.0v and change cas to 4 to start out with. In memtest I get the following 2 errors on test #5

Error 1:
Test - 5
Pass - 0
Failing Address - 00014252c00 - 322.1 MB
Good - 00000000
Bad - 00000001
Err Bits - 00000001
Count - 1
Chan - Doesnt say anything

Error 2:
Test - 5
Pass - 0
Failing Address - 00015252be0 - 338.1 MB
Good - 00000000
Bad - 00000001
Err Bits - 00000001
Count - 1
Chan - Doesnt say anything

Any suggestions?
    
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I'm afraid i've got no idead on the OC'ing of this bit, but i must say i really like the look of your desktop. What OS are you using? and if it's XP, what did you use to make your taskbar look like it does?
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I'm using windowblinds 3.5

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