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Windows 7: Kingston RAM Overclock?

17 Jul 2010   #21
Omlet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm on my laptop. I did indeed do three passes without any errors.


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17 Jul 2010   #22
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

You still haven't answered the question if you've Memtest86+ for 3 passes without errors?



Edit: What are your default ram timings @ DDR2-800 as detected by your BIOS and Memetest86+?
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17 Jul 2010   #23
Omlet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nemix77 View Post
You still haven't answered the question if you've Memtest86+ for 3 passes without errors?

Yes, I did Memtest86+ for three passes without any errors. Am I missing something?
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17 Jul 2010   #24
Omlet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nemix77 View Post
You still haven't answered the question if you've Memtest86+ for 3 passes without errors?



Edit: What are your default ram timings @ DDR2-800 as detected by your BIOS and Memetest86+?
My timings were: 5-5-5-18.
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17 Jul 2010   #25
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Omlet View Post
I'm on my laptop.
lappys - an overclockers friend

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Omlet View Post

Yes, I did Memtest86+ for three passes without any errors. Am I missing something?
3 tests give a 'quick', but not definite, indication that there isn't a problem with your dimm slots or the modules itself.
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17 Jul 2010   #26
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Alright, we'll proceed to overclocking your FSB so that your ram could run at close to DDR2-1066 speeds.

Please note: Overclocking your FSB will also overlock your CPU, North Bridge and South Bridge/Hyper Transport. But we'll use dividers to get your CPU, NB and SB as close to default speeds as possible, what we're trying to achieve here is just your ram speeds close to DDR2-1066. So please follow the instructions carefully and pay close attention to detail.

Questions: Do you know if you have the latest BIOS available and updated for your motherboard? The latest is BIOS 2201 from Asus (USA) downloads, it maybe different if your in Europe.

Is your ram dual channel (2 x 1GB) or single channel 1 x 2GB?

Which slot is the ram installed on your motherboard? e.g.: slot 1 is closest to your CPU and slot 4 being furthest away from your CPU.

Please answer all the above questions before we can proceed.
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17 Jul 2010   #27
Omlet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Omlet View Post
I'm on my laptop.
lappys - an overclockers friend

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Omlet View Post

Yes, I did Memtest86+ for three passes without any errors. Am I missing something?
3 tests give a 'quick', but not definite, indication that there isn't a problem with your dimm slots or the modules itself.
Alrighty, I thought I messed something up. Should I let Memtest86+ run for a bit longer?
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17 Jul 2010   #28
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Really it's totally up to you, as smarteyeball has suggested 8 passes would be more definable telling us if the ram is faulty, but quick 3 passes will do for now.

After the ram overclock you can always run Memetest86+ for 8 passes then.
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17 Jul 2010   #29
Omlet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nemix77 View Post
Alright, we'll proceed to overclocking your FSB so that your ram could run at close to DDR2-1066 speeds.

Please note: Overclocking your FSB will also overlock your CPU, North Bridge and South Bridge/Hyper Transport. But we'll use dividers to get your CPU, NB and SB as close to default speeds as possible, what we're trying to achieve here is just your ram speeds close to DDR2-1066. So please follow the instruction carefully and pay close attention to detail.

Questions: Do you know if you have the latest BIOS available and updated for your motherboard? The latest is BIOS 2201 from Asus (USA) downloads, it maybe different if your in Europe.

Is your ram dual channel (2 x 1GB) or single channel 1 x 2GB?

Which slot is the ram installed on your motherboard? e.g.: slot 1 is closest to your CPU and slot 4 being furthest away from your CPU.

Please answer all the questions above before proceeding.
My BIOS version is 0704, 3/27/2009. I'm in the USA by the way.

My RAM is installed in slot one and is single channel (1x2GB). I plan on getting more RAM is the coming month.
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17 Jul 2010   #30
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

It's advised that you should upgrade to the latest BIOS 2201 for your motherboard as mentioned in the above post.

And for compatibility, a general rule of thumb is you should run your ram starting from slot 4 down to slot 1 if you're running ram speeds above DDR2-800. This also applies for people running and overclocking DDR3 ram above DDR3-1333 speeds who's reading this thread.

I do not know the procedure to flash/upgrade your BIOS but let us know once you have you're BIOS updated to the latest and ram installed on slot 4.
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