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Does keeping your ram at stock clock necessarily hurt your overall overclock?
It can, unless you have ratios that let you run the memory clock lower than the FSB. These ratios do start to have a negative impact on performance, so it's best not to use them, unless you really have to.

Most DDR2-800 will OC moderately well, even without increased volts.
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Question. In the p5n32-e bios, there is the option of selecting a pairing mode (or dividers) called "synched", which when the cpu(core2duo, 9x multi) was set at 400 FSB, it displayed the cpu total 1600 and memory at 800... so its like it was automatically taking into account the 1/2 multi of DDR2..is this true?

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memtest 260% coverage on one instance, 120% on the other, both no errors. Guess my overclock was to blame =/
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post #13 of 23
The memory is running at 400MHz (x2 effective for DDR), while the FSB is running at 400MHz (x4 for the quad pumped bus). So yes, it's taking the quad pumping/ddr in to account on it's own.

260% coverage is not enough on that memtest to be sure of much. Run it to 5,000 to 10,000%.
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post #14 of 23
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The memory is running at 400MHz (x2 effective for DDR), while the FSB is running at 400MHz (x4 for the quad pumped bus). So yes, it's taking the quad pumping/ddr in to account on it's own.

260% coverage is not enough on that memtest to be sure of much. Run it to 5,000 to 10,000%.
wow ok will do

goes to show how little I know about ram OC and tests =x
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post #15 of 23
If you haven't hurt your ram you should be able to get it to run at 1000Mhz @ 2.1v Corsair is usually pretty good at overclocking. and yes it will make a difference in your performance.
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Sorry for thread jacking, but is my super talent safe at 2.2v? Thats what it says is stock on the package and on their site.

Im just reading some of the posts andit has me a bit worried...
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Yes it is safe
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It's probably ok, as long as it doesn't get too warm, and is older D9 (GMH/GKX or earlier).
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post #19 of 23
Sorry to go off topic, Thought this would be the best place to ask;

Is my Ballistix Ok @ 2.2v (apparently that's the stock voltage)... I have an OCZ XTC RAM cooler over them too.
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Quote:
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omg i didint realize he had that ram at 2.3v i thought it was 2.1

That is WAYYY too much voltage for almost any chip. Didn't anyone ever tell you that ddr2 ram past 2.1 is a gamble? 2.1 is usually very safe where as 2.2 better ram can do it however 2.3v not many ram sticks can handle that high of voltage for very long honestly...

Sorry, WHAT are you talking about? Most of the Crucical sets are defaulted @ 2.2V, ive had mine upto 2.45 with no problems, I wasnt comfortable with them like that though. So @ Kornowski : Thats your default, so your fine !!
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