Crucial Ballistix 1GB x 2 (2GB) problem.

max2683

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Hey guys.
I have some problems w/ my memory when i overclock my system.
Here's what I have.

CPU - E6550 2.33ghz @ 3.2ghz(oc'd) w/ Zalman 9700 LED
Motherboard - EVGA 650i Ultra
Memory - Crucial Ballistix 1GB x 2 (2GB) 4-4-4-12 @ 2.0v

I just bought Zalman 9700 and installed it and im rele happy about it. 1.35v vCore and only 40~50' on full load.
ok. here's my problem. I was running Prime95 and it stopped within a min bc of hardware failure. I thought i didnt feed enough voltage to my CPU, but i did a torture test w/o any memory use and i was fine for an hour and i still have it on. so no failures w/o memory use. so i figured out tht it could be my rams are causing the problem and ran a memtest for 7 hours. I got like 160 errors. WTF?
wut do u guys think about this? its def my ram problem?
would it make any change if i change the slots?
what should i do?
 

jsrudd

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Check to make sure that your is properly recognized by bios. If you have to then manually set the timings. Run memtest again. If your still having problems test each stick individually.
 

max2683

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i found wut was wrong w/ it. it was the voltage. from the website it says it can go up to 2.0v, but it was keep getting errors at tht voltage. When i tried 1.8~1.9v, it didnt get any errors. Also, I ran Prime95 for 7 hours and got no failures or anything. I think im good to go.
 

max2683

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I checked the clock of the ram and it didnt change at all. I looked at CPUz and it's still 400MHz. also, i dont think there's anything wrong w/ my ram thts really gonna risk my overclock. i mean i dont have to put more voltage to make it stable so why should i? nothing wrong w/ the prime test.ill probably run memtest or goldmem if i have time.
 
Crucial ram or Crucial Ballistix???
Ballistix. One set is in a Q6600 system running at 3.6 GHz (400 Mhz X 9), so it is running right at DDR2-800 speeds at 4-4-4-12 timings. The other set is in a Q9550 system also running at 3.6 GHz (425 MHz X 8.5), a smidge above DDR2-800 speeds, also at 4-4-4-12 timings.

After I had bought them, I had heard of people who'd had problems with them. So I was watching pretty closely. Maybe the fact that I have them in Gigabyte motherboards is relevant. Or I am not overclocking them. Don't know. All I can say is that they have worked great for me.

Clearly a case of YMMV. :)