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Overclock genie sets dram votage to 1 .666v?

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January 27, 2013 1:07:41 PM

Hello,i have recently been having issues with my pc ,it kept turning its self off after i would power it on then get stuck in a Continuous loop.
I then checked the psu , both gpu,s they were both fine ,also cpu was good temps were good on both cards and cpu .The next thing i did was take it down to the local pc specialist who said i had a faulty ram stick ,so i then replaced all the ram with some corsair vengeance 16 gb 1866mhz ram 4x4modules. All was running well for about a month then watching a video on youtube and the the computer powered off again then on ect , ect ( no bsod). I have got the pc working again for now anyway by taking the ram stick out off the same slot witch wasnt woking before ,even though the guy at the shop said faulty ram stick seems a bit off a Coincidence,so then thought faulty slot on motherboard maybe???? Today i loooked at the ram in the bios and it shows it running at 1.666 volts is this normal Considering im Using oc genie? And could this be my problem to begin with? My specs are as follows ,cpu i7 2600k@4.2ghz / Gpu1 asus gtx580directcu11. Gpu2 evga 580 Psu ocz gold1000w. Tower cm storm scout. 1 ocz agility 120gb ssd. 1 hdd 2tb western digital. Any help or advice on this would be greatly Appreciated , i have only used the genie button as not confident enough to overclock myself regards
January 27, 2013 1:11:12 PM

Never use software to overclock anything. Ever. It sets voltages too high and will never be as stable as manual.

Also, yes, that RAM voltage should be 1.5.
January 27, 2013 1:18:45 PM

Im not a Experienced overclocker , is it just a case of turning the genie off then ram voltage should go down to 1.5v ? Then Manually overclocking myself.
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January 27, 2013 1:24:42 PM

Onecanvandamme said:
Im not a Experienced overclocker , is it just a case of turning the genie off then ram voltage should go down to 1.5v ? Then Manually overclocking myself.

Reset it all. Then go into your BIOS and make sure your voltages are turned back down.

Restart computer > mash BIOS button (normally DEL) > find the reset to defaults option > let it restart.

Then you can overclock from there.
January 27, 2013 1:32:57 PM

Thanks for the reply , i do Appreciate it i will give it a try and post how it goes , funnny i thought the safest way for a novice to go was just push the oc button £150 later i realise it wasnt!
January 27, 2013 1:36:12 PM

Onecanvandamme said:
Thanks for the reply , i do Appreciate it i will give it a try and post how it goes , funnny i thought the safest way for a novice to go was just push the oc button £150 later i realise it wasnt!

Ha. You live and learn.

Have fun and good luck!
January 27, 2013 1:38:55 PM

Il try but overclocking doesnt sound very fun too me!
January 27, 2013 1:39:59 PM

Onecanvandamme said:
Il try but overclocking doesnt sound very fun too me!

It can be. It's very satisfying to do it yourself and get it right. You'll see! :p 
January 27, 2013 1:58:32 PM

Youtube here i come, again!!
January 27, 2013 5:38:17 PM

Just checked on cpuz and it shows voltage at 1.5 but on bios it shows 1.666 , what one is correct?
January 27, 2013 8:59:54 PM

Just to say thanks fir the advice , manualy overclocked my cpu to 4.4ghz been running prime 95 for 2 hours temps havent got past 59 c so far which is alot better than i was at 4.2 ghz with that oc genie! Still cant belive how *** that genie button is seems like the quickest way too *** your hardware up !
January 28, 2013 1:44:58 AM

Onecanvandamme said:
Just to say thanks fir the advice , manualy overclocked my cpu to 4.4ghz been running prime 95 for 2 hours temps havent got past 59 c so far which is alot better than i was at 4.2 ghz with that oc genie! Still cant belive how *** that genie button is seems like the quickest way too *** your hardware up !

That's great :D 

I told you it can be fun :p 
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