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My timings for like a week were 6-6-6-20-2t in CPU-z, but I had them set to 9-9-9-24-2t in the BIOS @ 1.5v. So I was running my memory in the wrong slots, apparently. Someone mentioned it when I took pics so I switched it back. With the incorrect slots being used, my 4.5ghz overclock @ 1.26v was stable with over 8 hours of Prime95 Blend, temps never raised over 70c. After I finalized my overclock, I set the ram from AUTO to 1600 and the voltage to 1.50v. I ran Large FFTs and it passed over 8 hours as well.

So here I am two weeks later, with the ram properly switched (switched it last night) When I switched it the timings correctly showed 9-9-9-24-2t in CPU-z, so I was happy that it worked.

So here it is a day later, I was playing LoL and my rig froze, no BSOD, just froze. So I opened up my rig and switched the ram back to what I previously had it and now the timings are 6-6-6-20-2t again.

I have no idea why my RAM froze my rig at advertised timings and voltage, but it's not freezing when the RAM is in the incorrect slots and incorrect timings. It's really weird. Anyone have any advice?

What's also really weird is, with the incorrect slots being used.. My ram is still running at 1600 according to CPU-z.

Update:

Quote:
Everything seems to be fine right now, it could have been one of two things. I put the ram in its correct slots, I have both 4GB sticks in both light blue slots. The timings are now correctly running at 9-9-9-24-2t @ 1.5v.

I also bumped up the CPU voltage to 1.30v from 1.26v. I ran P95 and it passed 11 hours of blend and was still going strong.

Here's where the problem was only happening. My rig was only freezing when I was playing League of Legends. I was able to play Crysis 2 for hours, Lead and Gold for hours, etc etc. I went to play League of Legends and after about 20 minutes my rig froze. I thought it might have been because I put the RAM in the correct slots and I needed to adjust timings for stability, so I switched them back to the old slots so I could play until later.

I switched them back, re-joined the game and finished it. Went to play another game and I froze around the same time as it took last time. So I figured it had to be my CPU, but at the same time I was really confused because my CPU @ 4.5ghz passed 8 hours of P95 Blend when I woke up about 2 weeks ago and was still running strong.

League of Legends had started doing that around the time I installed a custom skin for a character. Sounds weird I know, but you never know.

Needless to say, I also re-installed League of Legends just in case it was the skin. I played at least three hours of League today, two hours of Crysis 2, and one hour of Lead and Gold and there wasn't any hiccups or freezes.

So it was either.

A) CPU remained perfectly stable for two weeks until last night, and all it needed was a voltage bump.

or

B) A custom installed skin for League of Legends was freezing my computer.

I know B sounds weird, but it started happening right when I installed the skin.

Edited by pjBSOD - 3/28/11 at 6:08pm
post #2 of 9
Sounds like you should reset your overclock and start over with the RAM in the correct slots. Failing that, I'd run Memtest on each module in each RAM slot.
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Old saying "If it works don't fix it"....
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Well, I know the overclock itself is stable because it never crashed until I put the RAM in the correct slots. You think I'm going to have to add some more DRAM Voltage? I'm really as dumb as it can get when it comes to RAM. I know nothing about RAM.

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Old saying "If it works don't fix it"....
Too true man, too true. I mean I'd like to actually have my RAM in the correct slots. But if it works until I can figure it out, that's cool.
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Maybe try a little more voltage on your ram...
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It just crashed again, except with the RAM in the incorrect slots. Dark forces are at play. I'm going to go to increase the CPU voltage and what not and run P95 and stuff.



I have work to do.

Edit: Bumped voltage from 1.26v to 1.30v, ran Prime95 Blend overnight, woke up and it had been going strong after 11 hours with max temps @ 72c. I'll run Large FFTs overnight to make sure RAM is stable too.

If it crashes again so help me god....
Edited by pjBSOD - 3/28/11 at 10:34am
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blue slots
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Try one stick of RAM in each slot, maybe you have a faulty slot?
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Everything seems to be fine right now, it could have been one of two things. I put the ram in its correct slots, I have both 4GB sticks in both light blue slots. The timings are now correctly running at 9-9-9-24-2t @ 1.5v.

I also bumped up the CPU voltage to 1.30v from 1.26v. I ran P95 and it passed 11 hours of blend and was still going strong.

Here's where the problem was only happening. My rig was only freezing when I was playing League of Legends. I was able to play Crysis 2 for hours, Lead and Gold for hours, etc etc. I went to play League of Legends and after about 20 minutes my rig froze. I thought it might have been because I put the RAM in the correct slots and I needed to adjust timings for stability, so I switched them back to the old slots so I could play until later.

I switched them back, re-joined the game and finished it. Went to play another game and I froze around the same time as it took last time. So I figured it had to be my CPU, but at the same time I was really confused because my CPU @ 4.5ghz passed 8 hours of P95 Blend when I woke up about 2 weeks ago and was still running strong.

League of Legends had started doing that around the time I installed a custom skin for a character. Sounds weird I know, but you never know.

Needless to say, I also re-installed League of Legends just in case it was the skin. I played at least three hours of League today, two hours of Crysis 2, and one hour of Lead and Gold and there wasn't any hiccups or freezes.

So it was either.

A) CPU remained perfectly stable for two weeks until last night, and all it needed was a voltage bump.

or

B) A custom installed skin for League of Legends was freezing my computer.

I know B sounds weird, but it started happening right when I installed the skin.
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