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After overclocking memory system wont reboot

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Hi guys,

I just recently bought 2 gigs of Corsair memory a few days ago. http://corsair.com/corsair/products/...048-3200c2.pdf to be exact. Running at the recommended 2-3-3-6 timings and 2.8 voltage. I overclocked the memory by one settings 120% rather than 100%. So it was said to run at 240 mhz then. I saved the changes to CMOS and restarted the system. After that I cannot get video to show on the screen at all. Tried swapping video cards and monitors, no dice. Anyone know of what might have went wrong?

ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe
Corsair Twinx2048-3200c2 2 gigs
Nvidia Geforce 6200

Edit: AMD Athlon XP 3200+ stock speed, non-overclocked


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that's a decent OC for most 1gb sticks of RAM and to get it that high you'll almost certainly have to loosen up the timings a bit.

you need to clear your CMOS and that should fix it.

if it doesn't... it might be the RAM. I have a pair of Corsair 3200C2PT 512mb sticks that every once and a while will do the same thing... just not work at all for a while then they'll start up again. i can't explain it and neither can the RAMGuy.
As mentioned above, your ram probably cant operate. Clear the cmos and you should be back to normal.
Thanks guys, yeah i read in another topic about pulling the battery to clear the CMOS. That worked great, im gonna research a bit more on overclocking memory and this ram before i try that again. Thanks again for your help.
yeah no prob for the help.

here is a good guide for finding the max frequencies your cpu, mobo and RAM can handle independly. You really need to do that when you're first starting out so you know what your system can handle and you'll have a good idea how to put it all together - what timings, dividors, multipliers, and voltages to use.


if you have questions I'll try to help allong the way.
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