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Motherboard and Ram OC

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by daz87uk, 5 Oct 2009.

  1. daz87uk


    Joined: 30 Nov 2008

    Posts: 938

    Location: Newquay

    Hi I have a new setup the info is in my sig, My motherboard is specified to go to 1666+Mhz (oc) and my Ram is the patriot 1600Mhz, so when I up the devider to 8.8x the ram is exactly 1600Mhz but the system after 30mins will BSOD so im figuring voltage? NB or just Ram voltage? Im not sure what one I should adjust. anyhelp :D
  2. chrismcca


    Joined: 2 Feb 2008

    Posts: 57

    Location: Belfast

    I'll give ya reply cos no1 else has yet, I have yet to move to a ddr3 system so not yet sure of the way they oc to take fast ddr3 ram but my advice would be:

    1. your ram is designed to go that speed so setting your ram voltage to its stock value should be stable.

    2. BSOD is a big instability so need to test other components therefore test cpu ONLY using small FFTs in prime95. If that passes the cpu is fine alone, if not look at it's settings. If it passes i'm assumin its in-place large FFTs you have tried and failed at which points to instability between cpu - mobo - ram interfaces, so its watever voltage that is relative to the setting you overclock on the board to use that ram. As i've said i have not looked into it but if it involves increasing the FSB then yeah its possibility NB needs volts untill tests stable with in-place large FFTs.

    3. 620 watts may not be a big powersupply for a quad core , big gfx card and hard drives in raid etc, so may be a case of unstable supply of power too. Dont know about enermax, last one i saw was cheap rubbish that came with a case but yours might be an expensive one? one thing u can do is search a web site that has a powersupply calculator like asus have.

    hope thats some help and not blind leading the blind lol