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Easytune can give ram more voltage than BIOS can

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I have the latest version of Gigabyte Easytune and I noticed in the overclocking section that I can raise the ram voltage up to .3v past the default. Meanwhile, in the BIOS, I can only raise it up to .2v over stock. Would it be safe to give the ram 2.8v through easytune if it would help with my OC (see my system ram specs if you can believe it.) The ram is running 2.7v right now, but should I give it an extra .1v through Easytune and try to push it farther?
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it depends on your mobo, some mobos can oc the ram more, I can put mine to 4v, stocks like 2.6 i think. I wouldn't use software for overclocking, the only software I recomend is in my sig.
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I have the latest version of Gigabyte Easytune and I noticed in the overclocking section that I can raise the ram voltage up to .3v past the default. Meanwhile, in the BIOS, I can only raise it up to .2v over stock. Would it be safe to give the ram 2.8v through easytune if it would help with my OC (see my system ram specs if you can believe it.) The ram is running 2.7v right now, but should I give it an extra .1v through Easytune and try to push it farther?
We need more info on your ram, is the PQI TCCD, if not do you know what modules? You could try loosening your timings to 2-3-3-5 and see how much further you can push it before you start upping the voltage. Putting more voltage into your ram may not be neccesary, also those oc programs can be glitchy so watch out.
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The ram is PNY Optima PC3200 I bought it at Compusa...I will have to take a look at the sticker on the ram but I'm not home right now.

http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...222&pfp=BROWSE

This is absolutely, positively, without a doubt the best ram one can buy. Nothing else even comes close to it. It shall pawn all other memory currently available. LOL j/k (obviously)

I'm curious to know why Easytrune can override the BIOS. If the BIOS can't even supply that much voltage, how can Easytune be allowed to do it?

I think I"m pushing my ram to far.

Stock: 3-4-4-8 2.5V

OC: 1.5-3-2-5 2.7V

I think programs are crashing because my ram is being pushed to far. I will get alot of hung apps or they will "freeze" for a few seconds, almost certainly due to RAM issues. That extra voltage boost might help....but is it safe?
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