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I need to change my memory voltage

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February 17, 2010 5:54:59 AM

in the bios.

My Kingston memory kit says to run it at 1.65v.

I can change the QPI/DRAM Core Voltage or the DRAM Bus Voltage. Which one do I set at 1.65v.

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February 17, 2010 11:22:36 AM

It has to be the DRAM voltage. If those two are your only choices, I'd guess the latter one.
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February 18, 2010 12:19:32 AM

Bob DiGi said:
in the bios.

My Kingston memory kit says to run it at 1.65v.

I can change the QPI/DRAM Core Voltage or the DRAM Bus Voltage. Which one do I set at 1.65v.

I would have guessed the first - but please post your motherboard make and model, and we'll find out so you don't risk your expensive hardware. In the mean time, you could check your motherboard's manual, the chapter on BIOS settings.
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February 19, 2010 4:28:07 PM

I have an Asus P6X58D Premium motherboard.

I have read the book and it's not very clear. In the memory section of the book it even refers to setting the "DIMM Voltage" rather then referring to QPI/DRAM Core voltage or DRAM BUS Voltage. However in the bios there is no where to set the "DIMM voltage".

I'm leaning towards the DIMM Voltage being the DRAM BUS Voltage. However my memory calls to be ran at 1.65v. Intel suggests on not running over 1.65 or it may damage the cpu. When I try to set it to 1.65v it won't let me. It will let me do 1.66v or 1.64v just not 1.65v. I can't figure it out.

Maybe this will help:

QPI/DRAM Core Voltage values range from 1.20000V to 1.90000V with a 0.00625 interval.

DRAM Bus Voltage values range from 1.50V to 2.46V with a 0.02V


It's got to be the DRAM Bus Voltage. Would like to hear what you guys have to say.
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February 19, 2010 11:05:44 PM

I guessed wrong - you want to increase the DRAM Bus Voltage, and it look like you can safely use 1.64v.
And there is a handy ASUS guide to OCing here - see DRAM Bus Voltage warning in red font about 1/3 down the page.

Your motherboard manual is here - well, ASUS doesn't make it easy, you have to fill in three drop-downs.

I also checked the ASUS forum for your board. You could create an account, and I would so advise it.


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February 19, 2010 11:50:54 PM

^+1.

1.64 V, set your timings, et voila!
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