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November 13, 2011 1:05:57 AM

What I want to know is that will there be a performance difference between two sticks of ram that have the same speeds (1600MHz), same Latency (9-9-9-24), same company (Corsair), but one is 1.5 Volts and the other is 1.35 Volts. Thanks for any answers!
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November 13, 2011 1:26:06 AM

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November 13, 2011 1:33:26 AM

Why would you be mixing different voltage ram sticks ?
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November 13, 2011 1:37:01 AM

if only voltage are different specs are same they wiil do the same work but check you mobo for the voltage of the memory before you buy
November 13, 2011 1:40:32 AM

I'm not gonna use two different voltages, I'm just wondering if there is a difference in performance between the 1.5v one and the 1.35v one

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November 13, 2011 6:36:02 AM
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Slight difference, but the motherboard may simply select the voltage for you. Try running both in auto. Lower voltage ram is designed for a few newer Intel chipset boards; some have reported problems trying to run it; If you mix the two, use 1.5 volts for the ram voltage setting if you have any issues.
November 13, 2011 11:14:17 AM

I just read a few people using the 1.35v ram with the same motherboard I'm using, they said they just went into the BIOS and switched the voltage from 1.5v to 1.35v and there were no problems
November 20, 2011 1:19:17 AM

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