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January 5, 2004 5:40:01 PM

I'm trying to OC my ram (lower the latencies mainly) but I think the voltage on the ram is stopping me (if you think it's not let me know so I can stop trying)... Currently the dram voltage is set at 2.7, but when I attempt to change it to 2.8 WindowsXP give a blue screen when it's loading complaining about the risk of damaging hardware... anyone have an idea why this would be happening? I'm really aiming for 2-2-2-5, not sure if I'll ever reach that goal...

System Specs:
Asus A7N8X Deluxe-E
AthlonXP 1700+ (217x7.5) @1.60v
256x2 Mushkin Black lvl I ddr3500 @217MHz, 2-3-3-6, 2.7V
PNY GF4 ti4200 64mb (8x)
WindowsXP (corp.)

The Mushkin ram is meant to run up to 2.75V, but I don't believe this mobo will allow 2.75v, just 2.7 or 2.8... or am I wrong on this as well? All replies are greatly appreciated.


<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by conquistadorst on 01/05/04 02:41 PM.</EM></FONT></P>

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January 6, 2004 4:31:30 AM

I also heard a rumor that using latencies such as 2-2-2-11 actually give a performance boost compared to latencies of 2-2-2-5. Is that true? It doesn't seem to be logical but people have supposedly posted their numbers as proof.
January 6, 2004 5:09:45 AM

And i've never heard of the above problem. But, i know that people have been able to achieve 2.8V with the Asus A7n8x motherboard. Using latest BIOS? Which revision of motherboard? You can find out what revision your motherboard is by looking between the 2nd and 3rd PCI slot, it will say "ASUS A7N8X" (or something like that) with a revision number in small lettering right after it.
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