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MSI p67a-g43(b3) with Kingston HyperX 1600mhz 1.65v

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January 3, 2012 10:20:42 PM

I just ordered kingston 8gb 1600mhz (1.65 volt) ram for my new build, but I am starting to worry since intel recommends no more then 1.5 volts and my mobo only supports 1333mhz unless overclocked. Is it safe to overclock up to 1666 @ 1.65 or should I just leave it at 1333 @ 1.5?

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CPU: i5 2500k
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January 7, 2012 7:29:58 PM

You should be okay overclocking the memory to 1600MHz @ 1.65v but it won't be a noticeable performance increase anyway so it might not be worth the hassle.
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January 7, 2012 7:48:39 PM

Nope, 1.65v memory if fine for SB CPUs. Just, don't go any further than that. I have heard even 1.7v is OKAY. I wouldn't do 1.7v though. I run ,y SB 2500k with 1.642v memory and it is fine.
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January 7, 2012 11:32:18 PM

HostileDonut said:
Nope, 1.65v memory if fine for SB CPUs. Just, don't go any further than that. I have heard even 1.7v is OKAY. I wouldn't do 1.7v though. I run ,y SB 2500k with 1.642v memory and it is fine.


Not to criticize your advice but I'd be weary of grammar that poor. Yes, 1.65v memory should be fine but it is over the rated voltage range for Sandy bridge and might not work. if you have the system then you might as well try, worst that should happen is you reset the BIOS and try again, no big deal. If something somehow gets fried then use your warranties, but I have never had a component get fried from this nor have I heard of it happening.
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January 7, 2012 11:36:00 PM

blazorthon said:
Not to criticize your advice but I'd be weary of grammar that poor. Yes, 1.65v memory should be fine but it is over the rated voltage range for Sandy bridge and might not work. if you have the system then you might as well try, worst that should happen is you reset the BIOS and try again, no big deal. If something somehow gets fried then use your warranties, but I have never had a component get fried from this nor have I heard of it happening.

If you do some research, 1.65v RAM is fine for SB CPUs. 1.5v is the recommended.
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January 8, 2012 6:01:57 PM

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January 8, 2012 6:06:30 PM

Thanks for the best answer! :) 
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January 8, 2012 6:10:48 PM

no problem. to be safe I picked up 8gbs of mushking blackline, and overclocked them to 1600 @ 1.5.
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