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Memory Voltage 1.6+ shorten CPU life?

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June 11, 2010 12:50:45 AM

Does leaving your memory voltage set at 1.6 or higher, for extended periods of time, shorten the lifespan of your cpu? I see that quite a few mem. manufacturers actually use this as their default voltage. However, I have heard that OC'ing your mem. to this voltage setting can be detrimental to your cpu over the long haul. Any thoughts?

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June 11, 2010 1:12:21 AM

Higher voltages on the CPU will affect CPU life - so will higher voltages on the RAM. As long as you stay well within the manufacturer's specs., you will do fine.

1.6V on the RAM is on the high side of the range. Like pushing a car to 70mph instead of 60mph. I hope you get the idea.
June 18, 2010 8:31:25 AM

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