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Correct Memory Voltages

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  • DDR2
Last response: in Memory
December 19, 2008 9:05:55 PM


I have 2 sticks each of the following memory:

Corsair XMS2 DDR2:
CM2X1024-64000C4 4-4-4-12
800 MHz
2.1 V ver 6.2 1024 MB

OCZ PC2 6400 4-4-4 @ 2.1 v
Platinum Edition 1GB
OCZ website says: " CL 4-4-4-15 "

I just ordered 4GB (2x2GB) Crucial Ballistix 800 MHz DDR2 PC2-6400 Memory which runs at 4-4-4-12 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-800 • 2.0V.

My question is if the Crucial RAM be damaged if I run all my RAM modules at 2.1V b/c my current sticks need that much to perform at the correct timings.

Thanks for any input

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December 19, 2008 9:49:17 PM

Loosen the timings on the original RAM to 4-4-4-15 and try it at 2.0V. If that doesn't work try 5-5-5-15, you won't notice any major difference with Core 2 and not much with AMD.

The RAM can only run as fast as the slowest sticks anyway so 4-4-4-15 is the best you are going to get without OCing the new RAM anyway.
December 20, 2008 12:35:24 AM

Alright, I will try that with the RAM I have now. Thanks.