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2.4 volts too much for ram!!

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April 2, 2007 12:02:22 PM

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April 2, 2007 6:41:58 PM



Interesting. Contrary to what EVGA support says, I bumped the voltage to my PC6400 to 2.35 and ended up with PC8500 and nothing melted. Nothing like a little shot of voltage to get your system spinning...or burnt!
April 2, 2007 9:18:20 PM

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...I bumped the voltage to my PC6400 to 2.35 and ended up with PC8500 and nothing melted. ...!

Electromigration (not melting) is the issue. It gets worse over time, speeding up at increased temps and higher voltages, so problems shouldn't be expected to show up immediately.
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April 2, 2007 9:25:21 PM

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...I bumped the voltage to my PC6400 to 2.35 and ended up with PC8500 and nothing melted. ...!

Electromigration (not melting) is the issue. It gets worse over time, speeding up at increased temps and higher voltages, so problems shouldn't be expected to show up immediately.

Thanks for the info. Caution is to be used when increasing voltage to any component. I just assumed RAM took a beating an kept on working, but at 2.4 volts EVGA says apparently not. Permanent damage can be caused that can show up later. I hope 2.35 is not to much for these. Specs say 2.1 v:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 2, 2007 9:34:26 PM

Sort of. The memory, like all DDR2 memory, is designed to work at 1.8V. Corsair has agreed to guarantee that memory to work even if you boost the voltage to 2.1V. Given that 2.4V has caused enough problems that EVGA has prepared a bulletin about it, I sure wouldn't feel safe at 2.35V.
April 2, 2007 9:44:05 PM

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Sort of. The memory, like all DDR2 memory, is designed to work at 1.8V. Corsair has agreed to guarantee that memory to work even if you boost the voltage to 2.1V. Given that 2.4V has caused enough problems that EVGA has prepared a bulletin about it, I sure wouldn't feel safe at 2.35V.


Funny after reading the EVGA bulletin from OP, I went into BIOS and checked the next lowest setting on my MB...2.135. I left it at 2.35 because I'm running PC6400 at 1000 mhz. I figure I'm getting quite a boost feeding my processor at maybe 8 plus MB per second as opposed to 6.4 MB per second. I might reconsider and run at 2.135. I have 3 GB's in my system to run Vista. 'spensive.
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