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December 19, 2012 10:33:42 AM

hi guys...

i just bought 4gb kingston hyperx blu 1600mhz 1.65v...after inserting it, the speed didnt seem to change(still 1333mhz)...is it safe to adjust to its specified speed+ voltage??or do i hav to stick with the default setting??

tnx in advs....

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December 19, 2012 7:54:17 PM

If the ram is rated for 1600mhz at 1.65v and the motherboard doesn't set it. The answer is yes, for the RAM. Now you need to check your motherboard to see if the motherboard supports the 1.65v output or not. I know there have been people lately saying that some motherboards don't like giving much more than the stock 1.5v of the slot and I have read where setting the voltage that high have caused a few motherboards to give out. So best way to find out, get your model/manufacturer and give the manufacturer a call and ask them if you can use the 1.65v rated ram in your board at 1600mhz and if it's going to void the warranty or not.
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December 20, 2012 1:42:48 AM

tnx steddora

ive emailed my mobo manufacturer...btw my mobo is emmax a55gm icafe.....

still hav questtions...
is it alright if stick with the defalut setting which is at 1333mhz at 1.609v(based on what ive seen on my bios)

many tnx again!!!!!
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December 20, 2012 2:36:39 AM

It could be bad and it could be fine. I can't exactly tell you as I don't know the motherboard at all. The voltage would be more of a scare than any of the frequency adjustments. I'd try clocking it at 1333mhz and running 1.5v until you get the yes/no from the manufacturer.
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December 20, 2012 7:38:12 AM

tnx again steddora...appreciate your reply

still waiting for the manufacturers reply>> :D 
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December 20, 2012 8:23:49 PM

You are welcome. Let me know what you find out!
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December 22, 2012 3:56:55 AM

hi steddora...just got the manufacurers mail,says, my mobo support 1.65v...

well ive clock my ram to 1600mhz @1.609v(default voltage)-will the voltage be enough?this wont damage thw ram right?
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December 22, 2012 9:14:36 PM

If the RAM is rated at 1.65v and the motherboard supports the 1.65v chips; then you're perfectly fine. I had the same thing with an older DDR2 setup. I had 4GB of DDR2-1066 that ran at 2.2v and not the stock 1.8v like other DDR2 of the time. My biggest problem was that at 1.8v my ram wouldn't hold steady at 800mhz speed so it took a few tries to get it switched to 2.2v to get it working correctly.
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December 22, 2012 11:59:00 PM

well, mine seems to be prety stable @ 1.609v...ran memory diagnostics with 10 passes and no error...

what do you recommend i do....set to 1.65v or leave it to 1.609v(default)?
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December 24, 2012 4:26:34 AM

If the ram and motherboard support it, and it's the stock setting I'd personally run 1.65v. However if it's stable and handles memtest386 all night; there's absolutely nothing wrong with running it at 1.609 :) 
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December 25, 2012 9:43:51 AM

cant set it exactly at 1.65v...the closest setting i get to is 1.667v<is this alright?
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December 25, 2012 12:25:25 PM

You can't set it to 1.65? That's weird. At 1.667 you're actually over-volting the ram. That small of an increase probably won't hurt but I'd be more inclined to find out why you can't set it to 1.65
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December 25, 2012 10:28:24 PM

my default voltage is 1.609..........


+0.1v,+0.05v,+0.2,-0.1,-0.05,-0.2 <these are the only options i have on setting the voltage


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December 26, 2012 12:42:51 PM

Best answer selected by zzoap.
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December 26, 2012 12:54:19 PM

steddora said:
If the ram and motherboard support it, and it's the stock setting I'd personally run 1.65v. However if it's stable and handles memtest386 all night; there's absolutely nothing wrong with running it at 1.609 :) 




just ran memtest86 with voltage setting 1.609 seems pretty stable

ran 10 passes with no errors...

tnx steddora..really appriciate your help!!
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