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Will High Voltage Wreck a Phenom II x3 720be?

Last response: in Motherboards
December 25, 2009 10:58:33 PM

MB: MSI NF750-G55
CPU: AMD Phenom II x3 720be
RAM: Corsair CM3X2G16009DHX 1600MHz, 9-9-9-24, 1.8v (ddr3)

The mobo is supposed to support DDR3 800, 1066, 1333, and 1600(oc) memory at 1.5v. The memory I have is 1.8v. I am under the impression that the ram will default to 1333MHz@1.5v, and I will have to set it to 1600MHz (if I want that speed, which I do if possible). When I set it to 1600, I assume this means raising the voltage to 1.8. However in doing that, will any of the components be at risk?
December 25, 2009 11:33:43 PM

I don't know why the specifications of that board say only 1.5v. AMD processors don't have a problem with high voltage RAM, it's the Intel memory controller that is a picky little *****. I honestly don't think that it will harm anything to set it at 1.8v, but maybe try stepping up the voltage in small increments and see if it shows any abnormality.