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RAM oc at 1067

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May 18, 2008 8:41:31 PM

When I OC my RAM to 1067mhz I run Orthos perfect, but during a game liek an hour into it I get a BSOD. Coudl this be because my RAM voltage is to low? I am using Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC2-6400 2x 1GB I am currently at 2.1volts

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May 18, 2008 8:46:51 PM

Have you tried Orthos "blend" mode overnight? How about memtest86+? Also, what's the spec voltage for your RAM? Finally, how about CPU/system/GPU temps?

May 18, 2008 8:49:35 PM

Yes. Also, your NB voltage may need an increase. I set the RAM voltage to slightly above 2.1v and my NB voltage to 1.49v on my X38. No more BS. A slight increase in voltage may very well solve the BSing problem. That's a pretty good overclock on the RAM, 800MHz. to 1067MHz. You are near the RAM's limitations no doubt.
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May 18, 2008 10:10:40 PM

well, i dotn want to jinx it, but i actually posted this b4 i tryed it again, liek last month i went to 1067 and it was BSing on me liek i was just describing, so now i tryed it and its been... 2hrs? with out a problem and I have played sum games i nt hat time. If it BSODs on me ill go with badge's ideas 1st as they are the easyest and fastest. Mondoman, for memtest i gotta get a CD as i dotn wanna watse a DVD and i do nto have and blank CDs lol
May 18, 2008 10:21:27 PM

oh and another thing to throw in there. Which would be better, 2gb at 1067 liek i have now? or 3gb at 800 (if i throw a gig of my old DDR2 800 in which doesnt overclock at all and doesnt have the purdy lights on it)?
May 18, 2008 11:58:45 PM

Why do you need a CD for Memtest?

If your running XP, 2gb is plenty. You will probably not notice a difference with 3gb even at the same speeds.
May 19, 2008 12:54:47 AM

You need a CD to burn the iso, Memtest, on. Then you can boot from CD. This way is much more accurate than doing memtest through windows.
May 19, 2008 1:33:15 AM

Evilonigiri said:
You need a CD to burn the iso, Memtest, on. Then you can boot from CD. This way is much more accurate than doing memtest through windows.


You mean using the application at bootup? I'm not sure i follow.
May 19, 2008 1:45:14 AM

Im using vista and if i did memtest from boot i woudl need to go buy sum CD's as usign a 4.7gb DVD on a program thats not even a MB is kidn of a waste
May 19, 2008 9:47:09 PM

I tend to have a bunch of blank CDs lying around to burn podcasts so I can listen to them in my no-aux-input car stereo. They only cost about 20 cents each, so I go through a lot.

luc - the "memtest" that runs under Windows is a different (and inferior) program from "memtest86+".

Ph - the 3GB will be better in Windows, since the system won't have to swap to hard disk as much; during an actual game, it probably won't make much difference.
May 20, 2008 12:12:01 AM

Well that would explain it, here i thought we were talking about the same program.
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