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July 17, 2012 8:23:01 PM

hey guys, i have 8gb ram (2x 4gb) that runs at 1333 mhz frequency and auto voltage, would it be okay to change this to 1600 mhz and 1.5V or should i change it to 1.65V because i have two options in my bios for the XMP profiles.
basically i need to know: should i use 1.5v or 1.65v for 1600 mhz 8gb ram, thanks

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a b K Overclocking
July 18, 2012 12:10:55 PM

use 1.5V, that's what all the new intel platforms want to run on
a b K Overclocking
July 18, 2012 11:42:53 PM

However, if you want to run it at 1600MHz, you can try 1.65v
You'd have to be very unlocky for something bad to happen.

What nna2 meant to say I think is the 1.5v is what Intel reccommends running, but most people with high-frequency/low-timings RAM run it at 1.65 or higher without any problem whatsoever.

Good luck !
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a b K Overclocking
July 19, 2012 12:48:32 AM

no, intel reccomends not running over 1.5V (1.575V perhaps) for a long period of time
a b K Overclocking
July 19, 2012 2:15:31 AM

nna2 said:
no, intel reccomends not running over 1.5V (1.575V perhaps) for a long period of time


I know...that's kind of what I said. They officialy say 1.5v (for warranty purposes), but unofficially say 1.65 is ok.
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a b K Overclocking
July 19, 2012 2:58:45 AM

al360ex said:
I know...that's kind of what I said. They officialy say 1.5v (for warranty purposes), but unofficially say 1.65 is ok.


it can cause damage to the CPU, it may not be instant, but it's still there
a b K Overclocking
July 19, 2012 12:34:52 PM

nna2 said:
it can cause damage to the CPU, it may not be instant, but it's still there


Yes, it CAN. But only if you use super high voltages like 1.70v and up.

You can take a look at this if you don't believe me.

Now, I've re-read the OP's post and realized that he's probably running Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge. In that case, I'd put 1.65v as the absolute max. I'd try to get it down to 1.6v if I could.
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a b K Overclocking
July 19, 2012 1:06:48 PM

1.5v
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a b K Overclocking
July 19, 2012 8:10:14 PM

al360ex said:
Yes, it CAN. But only if you use super high voltages like 1.70v and up.

You can take a look at this if you don't believe me.

Now, I've re-read the OP's post and realized that he's probably running Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge. In that case, I'd put 1.65v as the absolute max. I'd try to get it down to 1.6v if I could.


and i shall repeat again

intel reccomends a maximum of 1.575V

just run it at 1.5V, it wont make a difference in every day use anyways if it's slightly faster

and your link makes note of first gen core I series, which was designed for 1.65V
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