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1.65v ram no go?

I am planning to use g.skill sniper 2133 cl9-11-10-28 1.65v ram in my next build, but i have heard that it would be stupid to use 1.65v ram. Why shouldn't i use 1.65v ram?
If it helps - Motherboard is going to be msi z87 gd45

Is it true that 1.65 could add instability to a system, or is there no problem using 1.65v ram?
And - Would i need to overclock the cpu in an advanced way, to be able to run 1.65v ram?
Sorry for bad english - I am from Denmark.
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  1. Yes it's true with Intel based systems, I'd recommend you 1866Mhz 1.5v with CL8 timings, that RAM would be best option and you'll be on safe!
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    1.65 RAM can fry RAM controller on the CPU
  3. In my country its very hard to find 1866 cl8 memory, though i have seen 8-9-9-24, isnt that as bad/good as 9-9-9-24?

    Ah, dang i didnt know it could directly hurt the cpu :/
  4. FunkyFeatures said:
    In my country its very hard to find 1866 cl8 memory, though i have seen 8-9-9-24, isnt that as bad/good as 9-9-9-24?

    Ah, dang i didnt know it could directly hurt the cpu :/


    For what you want to use your RAM, I'd get regular 1600Mhz 1.5v RAM with the lowest timings
  5. I am actually not able to get 1866mhz cl8 ram at 1.5 volts. All of them are 1.6 sadly :(
  6. BTW you won't notice the difference between 1600Mhz 1866Mhz and 2133Mhz, personally i used 1600 and now i'm using 1866 and don't see the difference!
  7. FunkyFeatures said:
    I am actually not able to get 1866mhz cl8 ram at 1.5 volts. All of them are 1.6 sadly :(


    Then get 1600Mhz 1.5v with the lowest timings :)
  8. I can get 1600mhz with cl8, they are kinda ugly, and wont fit my red and black theme :/

    edit: They do have red/green led though :)
    Did a little math to see the difference between 1866 cl9 and 1600 cl8, 1866 should be a tiny tiny bit faster, but not anything game changing.
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