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February 3, 2010 3:50:03 AM

Hi folks,

My build :

Memory

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard

ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131482
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU
Intel Core i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


so now the question,
I was reading about the I7 that it can only handle voltages up to 1.65V. IN which i purchased the mushkin Enhanced which voltage is 1.85V. Has anyone tried these two items together if so let me know how it did?
Second question, what kind of memory do you guys recommend for gaming? ( i have seen all the reviews just wanted to grasp some recent perspective from people here on toms hardware)

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February 3, 2010 11:00:20 PM

I've seen it reported that you can raise Vtt to be within .5V of DRAM and run at >1.65V. However, all of the conventional wisdom and warnings from Intel say not to exceed 1.65V. Personally, I wouldn't risk it. Send the RAM back and get some lower powered RAM. No more than 1.65V, lower if you can.
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February 4, 2010 7:38:42 PM

get a dominator like ME.
although the airflow fan doesn't stick to the MB :( 
the mem is UBER but expensive.
other options are ocz reaper, and look for g.skill there nice.
but dominator does dominate in games...
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