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q9450 on 780i with bad RAM - first OC attempt

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this is my first attempt at OC'ing my new rig but it feels half-***ed since my RAM isn't working... what can I expect when my ram situation is sorted out?


Edited by KmK - 7/10/08 at 2:52pm
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The link to the other thread is dead, what makes you think your ram is bad? I am helping someone else with the same ram as you and he is unable to run his system stable when his ram is set to 1066, come to find out that his board defaults his ram to 1.8v when corsair says you need 2.1v to run the ram at that speed. and the timings were different as well try 5-5-5-15 at 2.1v and see if your system runs better if you havent done so already
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oh forgot to mention that the ram you have is really pc2-6400 that has been tested to run at pc2-8500 at increased voltage, says so right on the corsair website
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I ran into the same problem, not even overclocking my proc. Everything was at stock speed, and when trying to play any game, it would crash. RMA'd the video card because it was artifacting like crazy..... turns out the RAM was set to 1.8v (in the BIOS it's the auto setting)... The RAM I am using was OCz DDR2 1066 2x2gb. After checking the OCz site, it requires minimum 2.1v... Manually changed the voltage in the BIOS and have not had a single problem since!
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I ran into the same problem, not even overclocking my proc. Everything was at stock speed, and when trying to play any game, it would crash. RMA'd the video card because it was artifacting like crazy..... turns out the RAM was set to 1.8v (in the BIOS it's the auto setting)... The RAM I am using was OCz DDR2 1066 2x2gb. After checking the OCz site, it requires minimum 2.1v... Manually changed the voltage in the BIOS and have not had a single problem since!
Yep, amazing what a few tenths of a volt will do!
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Yep, amazing what a few tenths of a volt will do!
You got that right! I couldn't believe it... I spent all that money and the new rig doesn't even work properly. I was ready to give up, and on the last shot I ran memtest and it started erroring about 15% into the test. I checked the voltage, and BAM!!! it worked! So needless to say, it's a great rig now. No problems at all.

Thanks!
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You got that right! I couldn't believe it... I spent all that money and the new rig doesn't even work properly. I was ready to give up, and on the last shot I ran memtest and it started erroring about 15% into the test. I checked the voltage, and BAM!!! it worked! So needless to say, it's a great rig now. No problems at all.

Thanks!
Well there you go, saved you the hassle of RMA'ing your ram when all it needed was a little boost in voltage, glad your system is rocking and rock solid now!
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ok I fixed the link... one of the sticks is bad. my system would not post with the faulty stick in any of the slots. the other stick works fine, it just sucks since it's running at a single channel
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