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hey guys, i have generic ddr400 running at 316 or something (not sure not at home atm)
and the next divider up is ~416 i know i have fried 2 sticks of generic ram before by adding 0.1 voltage and i dont want to do it again if i try to run my ram at the next divider up.
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post #2 of 6
No answer to this question just knowing they're generic ram. You'd have to know the ic's on the dimms first of all. Some dimms do not take extra voltage over stock well. D9's usually do, but you can't know unless you find out. Take a look at the ic's on your dimms and post labels on them.
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An extra few MHz and a tenth of a volt is not going to harm any DDR1 that is not already defective.
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I very much doubt that overclocking RAM fries them if you know what you're doing...

Even if you OC them too much and they become unstable, they will most likely still work afterwards. Though, if you pump them full of voltage or they overheat, you need to keep in mind that they do not have an automatic switch-off mechanism like CPUs and GPUs...

but at the end it's pretty hard to fry computer parts today, and it still gets harder..
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post #5 of 6
No, they will get unstable before they fry. As in, you're going to get crashes and BSODs before they actually fry.
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thanks all, im not going to put the voltage up because i know that generic is fail, and ddr1 ram is so expensive to replace considering im buying crap ram! so i dont think ill be buying ddr ocing ram unless anyone here thinks im going to get heaps of performance out of it =]
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