OCZ Platinium at 1,9 volt?

Hi Everyone,

I just bought a new rig with contains OCZ Platinium DDR3.
From the first time I have booted my new system it has been giving me BSOD's, these bsod's change allot but I have managed to pin the problem down to something to do with memory.
(The bsod's ranged from irq_not_equal_blablabla to memory_management)

Anyways after a little research I have found that OCZ platinium DDR3 should be ran at 1,9 volt.
After tinkering a bit in the BIOS (I got gigabyte p55m-ud2 motherboard) I found the place where I can change the voltage to the ram.

Default setting was 1,5 volt so this could be indeed what was causing the problem, however if I choose the option 1,9 volt it (The option in the bios) begins blinking in red and a big warning pops up:
"Warning: CPU and memory modules may be damaged or reduced life cycle when overvoltage"

Now I have never tinkered with memory voltage before so I wanted to doublecheck if I am doing the right thing before I blow things up :p

So here is the question: Should I change the voltage to 1,9volt even though it warns me not to?

Any reply would be greatly appreciated.
Greets,
Damo
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  1. Only if you want to fry the CPU memory controller. If not, then buy memory that's compatible (1.65V or less, 1.5V preferred).
  2. Thank you for your reply GhislainG,

    So are you saying that there is no way to make the ocz-ddr3-platinum compatible with my system?
  3. Only if you increase the voltage to 1.65V and lower the timings until you get it stable. If I were you I probably wouldn't bother. That memory isn't suitable for a P55 motherboard.
  4. that's a shame, especially since I even double checked and asked here before I bought it.
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/278447-13-gaming-system-upgrade-hows-selection

    Anyways, I have some OCZ DDR3 Gold laying around here also, would they be better suitable for my system? Or same problem?
  5. One of the kits (OCZ3P1333LV4GK) has poor reviews, but it requires 1.65V. What's the part number of the OCZ DDR3 Gold?

    Quality 4GB kits for P55 motherboards (they require 1.5V):

    G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
    G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ
    G.Skill F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM
    Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
    Kingston KVR1333D3K2/4GR
  6. Thanks for the reply again GhislainG

    Yeah I started to read the reviews on newegg also and got quite a scare.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=20-227-346&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&SelectedRating=-1&PurchaseMark=&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=3

    I have ran memtest on the platinum one and one of the sticks was busted with thousands of errors.
    I am running memtest on the gold ones now and it seems to be running alright after I changed the bios to 7-7-7-20 and 1,6volts.

    The part number of the gold one is OCZ3G10664GK.
    The part number of the platinum is OCZ3P13334GK.

    Gonna return the platinum ones and think i'm gonna get one of those G.Skill ones you suggested, hear allot of good about those.

    So just to be sure, the BIOS settings for OCZ3G10664GK. (Gold) should be 7-7-7-20 1,6v right?
  7. The Gold should work at 7-7-7-16, but if they are stable at 7-7-7-20 (or a sticker indicates those timings), then leave them as is. Those modules are 1066 MHz, but the performance between 1066 and 1333 isn't much.
  8. Thank you for the replies GhislainG
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