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I know i may be answering my question, but it seems my ram is running at 1.60 and even 1.62 and i read that 1.65 is the max voltage for RAM.

Anyway here is a screen of the ram modules

EDIT:
Seems everest shows 1.60 while CPU-Z shows 1.50. I don't know which to trust



Edited by farmdve - 2/19/11 at 4:37pm
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It's generic...... the immediate answer is no.
Check the RAM ICs for what markings are on them, post them here. If they're good you might be able to get an OC if you add heatspreaders... but I have my doubts, these are 1GB DIMMs and if they have generic Nanya or Samsung or Hynix ICs say goodbye to any chance at OC.
Your Gigabyte board probably has minimum 1.6V DRAM voltage - so does mine

EDIT: IC # according to a QVL list is KFB8FNLXF-BNF-15A.... have doubts on overclocking here, I can't get info on these ICs anywhere
Edited by xd_1771 - 2/19/11 at 4:46pm
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Same as written here "KFB8FNLXF-BNF-15A".

I know it isn't some high quality ram.
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I have no idea on the overclocking of it, you'll just have to try and see. Start lowering while keeping the tRCD (middle value in 6-8-6) up. go from 9-9-9 to 8-9-8, then 8-8-8... if that doesn't work try 7-9-7, 6-9-6, etc. Worry about the last 2 numbers (6-6-6-18-24) and command rate (1T vs 2T, 2T usually more stable, 1T very slight performance boost) later. Usually the CL + tRCD + tRP (first 3 numbers) should equal the first of those two bigger numbers (tRAS), and the tRP (last of the 3 smaller numbers) + tRAS = the tRC or the last big number, for the best optimization.

You might want to watch the use of the 955 with that mobo as well, it's a 4+1 phase and very cheap looking. Click the link with orange bold text in my sig and read the article for more info on VRMs. You should be fine at stock speed, but stock only.
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Well i did OC the CPU but only one core to 3.7Ghz and the others to 3,3 or 3,4max. I only upped the voltage two times from the initial value.
So, because my board is 4+1, i could blow up a mosfet? And the only way to fix it is by adding some kind of cooling to it?
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There's a possibility, though it's somewhat diminished at least with the stock AMD cooler (blows on VRM area). I wonder why you'd only OC one of the cores also. Stay at (mostly) stock speed and you should be okay, but I still recommend adding some mosfet heatsinks. Absolutely avoid upping voltage from stock. Older Gigabyte boards didn't need high volts or even high TDP processors to blow.
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