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    Trouble Overclocking Ram

    I just got some new dominator ddr2 pc8500 ram and am having trouble over clocking it. Right now it is currently at 800mhz 5-5-5-18 2T and 1.85v. I tried to run it at 2.2v and 1000mhz 5-5-5-15 2T and it just wouldn't run. I sent the tRC value to 22 and it was stable for about 5 minutes. If you need any other settings please let me know. I've never over clocked ram before so I'm fairly new at this. thanks for the help

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    To overclock RAM you gotta relax all the settings then go up in Mhz with baby steps to get the highest possible
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    Ok, so I should just leave the timings as is and then just increase volts and mhz slowly until it wont boot anymore or is unstable?

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    Put the timings as low as possible through your BIOS keeping the voltage at stock too. Then take baby steps upping the FSB 5-10Mhz at a time then run a benchmark (memtest86). If it is stable raise it a little more. Rinse, wash, repeat until not stable. When not stable raise the voltage as little as possible and test again.
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    I found this...
    http://www.asktheramguy.com/v3/showthread.php?t=63786

    It looks like the board maybe over volting the memory. I'm going to try this once I get home and post some results. Thanks for the help black also. i need to get a disk going for memtest.

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    You might wanna try raising the northbridge voltage too. Also try raise FSB voltage - play around

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mistaman666 View Post
    I found this...
    http://www.asktheramguy.com/v3/showthread.php?t=63786

    It looks like the board maybe over volting the memory. I'm going to try this once I get home and post some results. Thanks for the help black also. i need to get a disk going for memtest.
    You can download the "ultimate boot CD" if you can't find a stiffy disk. HERE

    It contains memtest86 as well as memtest86+

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    Well I tried what it said in the thread and it works! going strong and hopefully will have no problems running anything

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    Well it DID work BUT....
    I was unable to OC the processor at all. it would only run at stock speeds. So this isn't the answer I was looking for, guess I have to keep testing.

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