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Will these 1.6V sticks work on my motherboard?

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March 22, 2012 10:27:56 PM

I found a kit of corsair DDR3 ram online and on the spec sheet its rated at 1.6v
I'm going to be putting these into my Dell Vostro 460 desktop, which is currently housing a 2x2GB config of 1.5V ram
So will these 1.6V sticks run? There's no way I'd be able to manually adjust the voltage settings because of the Dell bios.
The motherboard model number is 0Y2MRG

Thanks in advance for your input!
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March 23, 2012 12:49:42 AM

You want 1.5V or you risk voiding warranty on the CPU (and since it's Dell, voiding your warranty completely). Anything over 1.58V I believe is voiding criteria on an LGA1155 CPU.
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March 23, 2012 1:09:46 AM

^ This is correct.

Edit.

After looking at your computer's tech specs you need DDR3 1333. I'm not sure any DDR3 1333 is 1.6v. Being it is a Dell it will be picky about what RAM you can use so I would go through their website to find more memory for your computer.

http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/vostro-460/pd#TechSpe...
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March 23, 2012 2:23:04 AM

Damn it.... so much for scoring a sweet deal on a Corsair Dom 2x4GB kit :( 
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March 23, 2012 3:25:41 AM

What is the model of corsair? Yes some dell old model is very picky on the memory ...
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March 23, 2012 9:35:34 AM

sonexpc said:
What is the model of corsair? Yes some dell old model is very picky on the memory ...


The kit's model number is CMP8GX3M2B1333C9
My Vostro 460 has an H67 motherboard
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March 23, 2012 12:14:01 PM

i never knew that it will void your warranty why? why do they sell it then?
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March 23, 2012 1:57:16 PM

CPUs prior to Sandy Bridge took 1.65V DDR3.
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March 23, 2012 3:59:08 PM

oh i see so it will damage my pc? if i use it? i dont have any 1.65v ram but im going to upgrade to 16gb or 32gb so i must get what voltage then?
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March 23, 2012 5:10:40 PM

You want Dual Channel DDR3-1333 or 1600, 1.5V.
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March 23, 2012 5:27:28 PM

Manufacturers can write anything into their warrantees so check w/ dell 1st.

But if you are using a MoBo from a major manufacturer, no P8P67 / Z68 manufacturer will void a warranty if 1.65 v RAM is used on a SB build. In fact, you will fine that many 1.5v rated RAM bumps up to 1.65v when enabling XMP profile.

http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overclocking/39184-p67-s...

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Sandy Bridge does not demand only 1.5v modules, it will be perfectly happy with 1.65v modules too. If someone tries to tell you that you must have 1.5v modules, then they are either trying to sell them to you, or they have been reading misinformation, or both! Another point to consider here, is that in your BIOS, if you head to the memory voltage setting, and enter 1.5v, the text will remain white/grey, if you enter 1.65v, it will turn yellow, and it isn't until 1.73v that it turns red, so at the moment, I'd rest assured that 1.65v modules are OK to use,


And yes, I have personally verified this with Asus myself.
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March 23, 2012 6:13:39 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Manufacturers can write anything into their warrantees so check w/ dell 1st.

But if you are using a MoBo from a major manufacturer, no P8P67 / Z68 manufacturer will void a warranty if 1.65 v RAM is used on a SB build. In fact, you will fine that many 1.5v rated RAM bumps up to 1.65v when enabling XMP profile.

http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overclocking/39184-p67-s...

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Sandy Bridge does not demand only 1.5v modules, it will be perfectly happy with 1.65v modules too. If someone tries to tell you that you must have 1.5v modules, then they are either trying to sell them to you, or they have been reading misinformation, or both! Another point to consider here, is that in your BIOS, if you head to the memory voltage setting, and enter 1.5v, the text will remain white/grey, if you enter 1.65v, it will turn yellow, and it isn't until 1.73v that it turns red, so at the moment, I'd rest assured that 1.65v modules are OK to use,


And yes, I have personally verified this with Asus myself.



It's the CPU warranty NOT the motherboard warranty that gets voided. The memory controller is on the CPU with Sandy Bridge chips and going over both 1.5v and DDR3 1333 speed will void your CPU warranty. Only a few people report being asked about speed but everyone who has had to RMA a CPU has been asked about RAM voltage.

Since DDR3 1600 has noticeably better performance than DDR3 1333 and I have not heard of a single case of running at the faster speed damaging a CPU, I continue to recommend 1.5v DDR3 1600 cas 9 as the best RAM for Sandy Bridge just as all the benchmarks show. Going over DDR3 1600 shows very little benefit anyway due to the integrated memory controller.
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March 23, 2012 6:32:01 PM

would 64gb 1600mhz work? i have 12gb of ddr3 1333mhz how do i overclock to 1600mhz? i tried but it just wouldnt boot for some reason?
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March 23, 2012 6:36:18 PM

What do you need 64GB of RAM for??? You do not overclock DDR3 1333 to DDR3 1600. You buy DDR3 1600 to begin with.

If you are running 3 x 4GB sticks you are not taking advantage of running dual channel. 12GB is more a size for LGA1366 unless you are running 2 x 4GB and 2 x 2GB sticks.
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March 23, 2012 6:38:30 PM

Also you should have started your own thread for this, not threadjacked this one.
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March 23, 2012 6:40:38 PM

sry i know i shouldnt have hijacked this thread. ill move.
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March 23, 2012 7:23:28 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Manufacturers can write anything into their warrantees so check w/ dell 1st.

But if you are using a MoBo from a major manufacturer, no P8P67 / Z68 manufacturer will void a warranty if 1.65 v RAM is used on a SB build. In fact, you will fine that many 1.5v rated RAM bumps up to 1.65v when enabling XMP profile.

http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overclocking/39184-p67-s...

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Sandy Bridge does not demand only 1.5v modules, it will be perfectly happy with 1.65v modules too. If someone tries to tell you that you must have 1.5v modules, then they are either trying to sell them to you, or they have been reading misinformation, or both! Another point to consider here, is that in your BIOS, if you head to the memory voltage setting, and enter 1.5v, the text will remain white/grey, if you enter 1.65v, it will turn yellow, and it isn't until 1.73v that it turns red, so at the moment, I'd rest assured that 1.65v modules are OK to use,


And yes, I have personally verified this with Asus myself.


I think the warranty on my Vostro is already over so I just want to know if it's safe to run 1.6v ram on my computer.
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March 23, 2012 7:30:55 PM

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I think the warranty on my Vostro is already over so I just want to know if it's safe to run 1.6v ram on my computer.


I'm not recommending it..
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March 23, 2012 7:46:33 PM

nubsauce101 said:
I think the warranty on my Vostro is already over so I just want to know if it's safe to run 1.6v ram on my computer.

Most likely it will work fine, but the higher voltage voids also the CPU,

if u let them know that.


The difference on your laptop will be minimal performance gain,

not noticeable with your eyes : ))

I also would not go with it.
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March 23, 2012 8:49:24 PM

Is this the kit you want to use? Because it is extremely overpriced if so. DDR3 1333 should be cas 7. Lower cas ( timings ) latency is faster.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

All Corsair RAM seems to have gone up in price. This is the same as it always has been and is not only cheaper but is higher performance DDR3 1600.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Same in DDR3 1333 cas 7.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DDR3 1333 cas 9.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Use CPU-Z to find out exactly what you are running now. Since you have a Dell with locked BIOS it really does not matter though. 1.6v RAM will probably not run at it's rated speed at 1.5v and since you can't change the voltage there is no reason to buy 1.6v sticks.
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March 24, 2012 5:17:27 AM

I would think it will run at 1066. It's cheap that's for sure. It's cheap because it's first generation DDR3. Needing 1.6v for 1333 cas 9 is not any performance memory. Probably been sitting in the warehouse for several years.

I believe any H67 chipset board limits you to DDR3 1066/1333.
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