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The sticks in my sig might serve as a starting point.
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Damn, that's some serious RAM right there, hahaha. I don't know if I'm ready to drop $100 on RAM though, I'll think about and see if I can get somebody to buy it for me for Christmas or something.
 
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If you are willing to move away from G.Skill, I might consider the new Mushkin Ridgeback 996970 modules. 1600 MHz @ 6-8-6-24. About $120-130$ for 2x2GB. Give it some juice and see what it can do!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheRockMonsi View Post

Reference clock: 250
CPU multiplier: x4
Vcore: 1.1v
Load Line Calibration: 19%
VDDA: AUTO
Are you trying to do all this with a 1.1v Vcore?
    
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You are sure a stick died and not a RAM slot, right?

And for a new kit, depending on your budget I would get this or this. Actually first I would recommend RMA'ing the kit and getting a new one considering you have a lifetime warranty on those modules. Memory speed barely makes a difference compared to CPU frequency and NB frequency. When you run slower memory you can run your NB frequency higher which is going to equate to similar performance.
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@Baskt Case, definitely not. That's when I had my CPU at 1GHz. When I OC'ed it I put it up at 1.4v. I don't think it would even boot at a 1.1v hahaha.

@Dopamin3, I'm certain it was the RAM. I tested both modules in different slots not used, and one didn't boot. As for RMA'ing, I totally forgot I already RMA'ed once, and that was because I actually did have faulty RAM. So I don't know if I can RMA again, that's why I'm starting to look at other options. I think at this point, I'll have to put in some serious though on RAM that is near the $100 mark.
 
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post #27 of 29
you will never need more than 1.2V for the chipset for less than 330htt, i only needed 1.4V on the chipset for 450htt, there is no reason at all to mess with any voltage other than vcore, vdimm, and cpu-nb to get a good daily overclock.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by redhat_ownage View Post
you will never need more than 1.2V for the chipset for less than 330htt, i only needed 1.4V on the chipset for 450htt, there is no reason at all to mess with any voltage other than vcore, vdimm, and cpu-nb to get a good daily overclock.
I once did try for as high an htt as possible, and got to 270 with like 1.22v, and after that I couldn't get any further regardless of what I did. TBH, I think the RAM was holding me back.

I'm going to try the RAM one more time since I think it messed up do to possible overheating, and see what happens. If it is really dead, I'll get better RAM and see how true our theory (probably fact, actually ) is of the chipset only affecting the htt. There was no doubt it was helping with stability under a NB of 2750, but maybe if I get better RAM, I won't have to mess with it much to begin with.
 
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post #29 of 29
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Alright guys, I think we can all agree at this point that a high NB voltage can't kill RAM. So with that being said, I'm leaving this thread be, and I'll start another thread considering new RAM. Thanks for all the help guys.
 
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