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Random Kernel Errors after oc'ing my ram

kazini
  • 51 months ago

Okay, so long story short, my bios was only recognizing my ddr-3 1600 ram at around 600mhz, so I fixed the xmp profile and got it working at stock and while I was at it I was messing with trying to oc it to 1866 just to see if I could get it to work, after I did the system kept crashing every 5-10 minutes when I was gaming and whocrashed was reading random kernel errors. so I dropped it back down to 1600mhz and it seems stable now and ive had no more errors.

My question being is this because my hodge podge sandy build is bad for oc'ing stuff or just because I oc'ed improperly (ive overclocked my cpu and gpu already so I know its capable of that at least). First time ive ever dabbled in overclocking my ram.

Here's my build I was doing this on.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $80.00
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler Purchased For $34.50
Motherboard ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard Purchased For $80.00
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $80.00
Storage Corsair Force LS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $48.98
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $66.97
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card Purchased For $199.99
Case Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $30.00
Power Supply Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $109.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Full - USB (32/64-bit) Purchased For $189.99
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter Purchased For $30.00
Keyboard AZIO MGK1-K Wired Gaming Keyboard Purchased For $84.98
Other Blue Yeti Blackout Microphone $108.88
Other Logitech C920 Webcam $68.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1213.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-09 10:52 EST-0500

Also for the record, I used my motherboards preset overclocking options and I didn't muck with the latency's or voltage's myself, if anybody could help me understand how overclocking ram works a little better that'd be cool as I haven't done much with it.

Comments

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Just don't both trying. RAM overclocking is the hardest thing to overclock because ram errors can take days to show up and can strike at the worst possible moment.

That and the fact you will most likely not see any improvement in higher speed ram especially going from 1600 to 1866.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

ah okay I figured it was worth a try as the motherboard advertised it at launch (and obviously sill does) but had never even tried before.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, ram overclocking is one of those things that sound really cool but t are just very tedious and time consuming with no guaranteed performance increase.

Almost everyone just buys ram designed to run at higher speeds if they need it. It's only really professional overclockers that are serious about it

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i'm staying away from Major overclocking until I have a newer build. probably a 2011-3 build tbh. if this one gets a little older I might slap a liquid cooler on there and see how fast I can get it to go and still be stable lol

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