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Change my memory voltages to match rated value?

Last response: in Memory
March 16, 2011 1:30:05 PM


I have a pretty general question. I have 24gb of ram rated for 1.65v and 1600mhz. They are all installed and working fine (other than a memory leak someone on my system) at default bios values of 1333mhz and something like 1.5v. Should I change the bios to match the rated voltages and timing or should I just leave it alone? Is there any advantage or disadvantages? Is it safer for the hardware to change it?

Thanks as always!
a b } Memory
March 16, 2011 1:57:43 PM

Assuming your BIOS supports the 1600 speed, go ahead and change it. You should notice a bit of a speed increase in games and such. The memory was designed to run at that speed, so it won't affect its operational lifetime or anything.
March 16, 2011 2:02:44 PM

Hey, thanks for the info! Any idea about the voltages?
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a b } Memory
March 16, 2011 5:06:51 PM

Yeah, you would need to raise that to the rated value as well. Otherwise it probably wouldn't run at 1600.
March 16, 2011 5:20:34 PM

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