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Is the Kingston HyperX Genesis Voltage safe?

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July 28, 2012 6:51:41 PM

I have the KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX, with an i7-3770k and dz77sl-50k, when i installed the ram and booted the pc into the bios it said that my ram speed was 1333 mhz and voltage was 1.5v, but as you can see from the specifications the ram is rated for 1.65 v and 1600 mhz. I was told to change the xmp profile to xmp-1600 and now the ram is running at its rated performance. Is this considered as overclocking? Will the RAM running at 1.65 V have a negative effect on the lifetime/stability of the motherboard or processor?

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July 28, 2012 9:41:43 PM

Alright, so that means I can use this computer for 5 years while running the RAM at this voltage without a problem? Also, they do refer to the RAM running at 1.65v as a con
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July 29, 2012 3:13:57 AM

could be, and in the next 5 years would you have felt bored of using it
July 29, 2012 10:05:04 AM

henydiah said:
could be, and in the next 5 years would you have felt bored of using it

Oh there is no doubt, but I use 3 year old computers as secondary PCs until they break, (email, office, adobe, old games etc.). They are slamming 1.65 V RAM all over the net, saying it will degrade your CPU memory controller, in that case, why are most of the Kingston and Corsair SDRAM 1.65 V? It would really be a great help if someone could find an article showing that RAM running at 1.65 V would not affect the computer's ability to last for 5 years, anyone?
August 5, 2012 10:34:36 AM

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