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Old August 3, 2011, 08:40 AM
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Are BSOD Memory Dumps related to bad RAM, or just a bad overclock in general? I ran Prime95 and Memtest under overclocked conditions and it seems that my rig isn't stable anymore. Running Prime95 and Memtest under stock settings, my rig passed Memtest and Prime95 just fine. In fact, my RAM has always been severely underclocked from stock speeds so I don't see why it would die so easily. I'm thinking that I'm getting BSODs due to a bad overclock.
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Old August 3, 2011, 08:54 AM
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It"s been warm lately; could heat be stressing the O/C just enough to cause the BSOD's
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Old August 3, 2011, 08:55 AM
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If you dont get errors at stock it is the oc.
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Old August 3, 2011, 10:24 AM
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Would a CPU overclock and stock RAM fail Memtest though? Since Memtest is stressing the RAM and not the CPU.

My Mushkin Redline are rated at DDR1000 5-5-5-12 @ 2.0V to 2.1V and I ran them at DDR800 4-4-4-12 @ 2.14V along with my Phenom X4 955 clocked at 3.6Ghz @ 1.5V instead of stock 3.2Ghz.
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Old August 3, 2011, 11:28 AM
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It is stressing the CPU a bit as well so it is possible it could fail. Test your CPU and memory OC independently so you know what is giving instability.
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Old August 3, 2011, 04:11 PM
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Standard is still Prime95 I assume? Folding@Home is the next best thing as that's when I get BSODs.
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Old August 3, 2011, 04:38 PM
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Yeah P95 and LinX are good. Probably just the extra summer heat giving instability
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its the OC
i get memory dump BSODs when i try pushing my cpu to 3.7
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