I think i screwed up a RAM stick by manually putting improper timings. Is there any hope to repair the RAM now?

PwnageEngage

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Hi,

I have 2 Muskin 4g RAM. Their timings are supposed to be 9 9 9 24, and while trying to test some things overclocking i accidentally changed it to 9 9 9 28 >_>

Since then my computer will crash under load, and running Windows Memory Diagnostic shows hardware problems. I don't have a blank CD to run memtest86 or else i would've. Still, programs like Windows and even CPUID CPU-Z detect 8 gigs of RAM. I assume thats still a good sign?

Anyway, assuming i messed up the RAM due to bad timings, is there anyway I can at the very least stabilize my bad RAM with higher voltages, different timings or by overclock/underclocking? Basically i'd like to at the very least get a stable 2g's from my 4g stick so that i'd have 6 total. I don't even know if thats how RAM works, but if so i'd like to give it a shot.

I have:

Fx 6300
Asrock 970 Extreme3
XFX HD 7870
Roswell 650w PSU
Aftermarket cooler + fan.

Basically any ideas that might actually work to salvage my RAM would be appreciated.

Ideally nothing that would further damage my computer though..
 

BadPeteNo

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First, try resetting CMOS. Also, memtest86 is on most linux live CDs which can be booted from a thumbdrive using a program like unetbootin
 

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