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I had been running them at 2.2, 2.3v most of the time but in the last couple of days I've pushed them to 2.4 and then yesterday to 2.5 and it proved too much I'm afraid. I went up in voltage after I was not able to get stable with 2.4v at 4-5-4-11, 1110. They were running great till this afternoon then they gave up the ghost.
I wouldn't have attempted 2.5v but I had read they could take it, even 2.7v. They may have gotten too hot. I've touched them at 2.4v before and they were not hot.
I'm now running a set of Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 that I had tucked away. Glad I hadn't sold them.


Update: 6/22/08
Today I got around to trying to see if both sticks were bad or just one.
I popped out my Ballistix's and then installed one stick of Mushkin. It seemed fine as windows started up without a hitch. I then restarted and entered bios to change memory settings. I adjusted the mem. ratio to increase the speed to around 1050 and 4-5-4-11. I rebooted and Windows started fine. I then shut down and took the ram out and installed the other ram not expecting much. To my surprise Windows came up fine and I let run for a while with no problems. So I shut down again and installed the other stick too. Again Windows came up fine! So my ram is not dead after all!! I should have taken one of the sticks out before when I was having problems instead of assuming they were dead. I was looking at the back of the Mushkin package and they recommend this if overclocking and system locks up. Sigh..oh well. Glad to find the ram is still good after all.

Edited by dmhnc - 6/22/08 at 7:21pm
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my mushkins ran VERY hot at 2.3 but you say they werent hot at 2.4 so i doubt it was heat
    
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I suppose just because they're not hot doesn't mean they're not in the danger zone.
I just bought two sets of Crucial Ballistix 2 x 1GB PC2 8000. They are the double sided ones. I'll see how these do.
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Murderer!

You killed them.
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I suppose just because they're not hot doesn't mean they're not in the danger zone.
I just bought two sets of Crucial Ballistix 2 x 1GB PC2 8000. They are the double sided ones. I'll see how these do.
You will love them. Got my pc1066 doublesided ballistix to 1200mhz at 4-4-4-8 around 2.25 volts.
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You will love them. Got my pc1066 doublesided ballistix to 1200mhz at 4-4-4-8 around 2.25 volts.

Nice, I hope I can do as well. Getting Vista soon too.
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Did you have cooliing on them at 2.5v?
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Did you have cooliing on them at 2.5v?
That is a good point, even with the ballistix at 2.25, I need active cooling on them. (OCZ etc memory cooler).

Without it , they get really really hot.
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Did you have cooliing on them at 2.5v?
No, but my case has excellent air flow. Still though maybe I should have had some active cooling.
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