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December 16, 2013 9:57:37 AM

Hi, I am planning an upgrade. Upon selecting the RAM on PC Part Picker, I encounter an notification warning me that the RAM I have selected exceeds the recommended maximum voltage.

Quote:
Compatibility Notes
G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory operating voltage of 1.65V exceeds the Intel Haswell CPU recommended maximum of 1.5V+5% (1.575V). This memory module may run at a reduced clock rate to meet the 1.5V voltage recommendation, or may require running at a voltage greater than the Intel recommended maximum.


Would it be fine to use this RAM despite the recommended maximum voltage?

If it matters I will be OC'ing the CPU and possibily the GPU, these are the builds specs:

Specs:
CPU: Intel i7-4770k
Mobo: AsRock Z87 Extreme4
RAM: G.Skill Trident-X 16GB Kit (8Gx2) DDR3-2400 F3-2400C10D-16GTX (2400MHz)

Quote:
This memory module may run at a reduced clock rate to meet the 1.5V voltage recommendation, or may require running at a voltage greater than the Intel recommended maximum.


So will I be getting reduced performance?

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a c 146 } Memory
December 16, 2013 11:21:27 AM

Yes everything will be fine, that is an awesome kit and will not harm your system in any way.
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December 16, 2013 11:53:30 AM

Supahos said:
Yes everything will be fine, that is an awesome kit and will not harm your system in any way.


Will I be getting reduced performance?
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a c 146 } Memory
December 16, 2013 11:56:46 AM

If you downclock to 2133 yes but likely not enough to fully notice it... but you can run them at 1.65v @ 2400 MHz for 5 years and likely never have an issue. The downclock suggestion was merely if you were REALLY worried about the voltage. If it happens to be able to get down to 1.57v and stay stable at rated specs then there would be no performance lost, just less heat generated.
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