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Having trouble running more than 4 gigs of memory while overclocking

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Heya new guy here bene told this is the place to get help.

Specs
Q9550
4 giggs ddr2 800 crucial ballistix (stock timings 4-4-4-12 2.0 volts)
sli gtx 260
1000 watt kingwin black edition
Asus P5N-d 750i sli mobo
temps stay constant at 23-25c at idle and 30cish under load.
Windows 7 x64 Pro

CPU:FSB 1550(was at 1533) 387.48x8.5 clock speed 3.3ghz 1.185 volts
memory 920mhz auto controlled voltage and timing
standard pci-e frequency

I have an aditional 2 gigs(2x 1gig stick) of crucial ballistix memory(4-4-4-12 2.0 volts) memory which I want to use.

However whenever I put it in the additional 2 gigs of memory one of a few things happens.
Either windows flat out refuuses to load. It loads and randomly freezes(no predictablilty or patterns to speak of) or it BSODS.
I cant figure out why ive tried changing the speed of the memory and nothing. setting default timings and speeds with the proccesor OCed results in the same thing.
However if I run all standard clocks I have no issue running the 6 gigs.

Ram tests good via MEMtest 15 passes no errors.

another thing too if I up the FSB to 1600 windows also refuses to load.
Even using the AI overclock feature 5/10/15/20% settings if I use anything over 15% again windows wont load.
I also have the issues with the ram at the Ai overclock setting of 15%

Any help would be appreciated If you need more info please ask Ill stay on top of this thread.

thanks
post #2 of 12
Make sure the RAM your trying to put in is rated at the same type of voltage your using. For example, if you were using 1.6volts right now and your putting in 1.4volts, i think that might cause a problem. Not entirely sure though.

EDIT:
Also make sure when you overclock, you set your RAM down. Example, stock RAM is running at 533. Back it down to 400 and bump up your FSB. Your RAM speeds will increase with your CPU speeds. The higher you go, you may go past that 533mhz mark (or whatever your using) so bump it down more if you go past it again.
Edited by XanderDylan - 2/9/11 at 6:46pm
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Dylan that can cause issues too. Different timings will as well. Set your ram to go off of the slowest timings and speed
and work form there. I wonder if the density of the ram is causing an issue. You'll probably have to pump the ram voltage up a bit too.
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Make sure the RAM your trying to put in is rated at the same type of voltage your using. For example, if you were using 1.6volts right now and your putting in 1.4volts, i think that might cause a problem. Not entirely sure though.
I know that the ram is rated at 2.0 volts.
as far as what voltage im using, I have that set to auto in the bios, as I still had problems while setting it manually.
I understand how to overclock a proccesor more than I do overclocking memory.
The board links the FSB with the speed of the memory and also has a field to set the ratio which is also set to auto.

if its a voltage issue, assuming its overclocked to 920 from 800 what should I set the voltage to?
also if stock timing for the ram are 4-4-4-12 should I change those when they are overclocked as it is right now I have that set to auto as well.

Edit:Set timings to 4-4-4-12 speed to 850(845) voltage to 2.1. will see how it goes.
Edited by rengoku - 2/9/11 at 6:55pm
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I know that the ram is rated at 2.0 volts.
as far as what voltage im using, I have that set to auto in the bios, as I still had problems while setting it manually.
I understand how to overclock a proccesor more than I do overclocking memory.
The board links the FSB with the speed of the memory and also has a field to set the ratio which is also set to auto.

if its a voltage issue, assuming its overclocked to 920 from 800 what should I set the voltage to?
take it off of auto. Sometimes Auto isnt always the greatest. I'm not an expert at this but I would think you just slowly bump voltage up my .5mv increments.

btw, the speeds i were mentioning wasnt referring to your setup i was just using it as an example.
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take it off of auto. Sometimes Auto isnt always the greatest. I'm not an expert at this but I would think you just slowly bump voltage up my .5mv increments.

btw, the speeds i were mentioning wasnt referring to your setup i was just using it as an example.
as far as speeds knew it was an example.
have taken it off auto.
speed at 850(845 effective i think) 4-4-4-12 timings and 2.1 volts. will update when it either freezes or doesnt.

any other suggestions will be welcomed.

thanks for the help so far.
post #7 of 12
try 2.2v on the ram?
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Possibly different easier timings as well? Not sure though. 5-5-5-13? Give that a try if Eagle1337's 2.2v idea doesnt work.
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try 2.2v on the ram?
will try 2.2 volts if it freezes at 2.1
so far so good.

thanks
post #10 of 12
I'm gonna get headed to bed in a bit. Getting tired. Good luck on the RAM! I'll check back tomorrow and see how things turned out for you!
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