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May 14, 2012 6:41:48 PM

PLEASE HELP!

Hey there! it's my first time to ever build a desktop. So, I have an i5 2400 and ASRock H61m U3S3...I ordered for 2x2Gb of memory @1333 but then, later I realized that the one given to me was Kingston Hyper X @1600 @ 1.6v. I know that it has a backward compatibility, but I fear about the voltage.

I've read in some places that it's somewhat dangerous for SB CPUs. So i got into the BIOS and changed the voltage to 1.54v and ran it @ 1333. Did I do the right thing or will it affect my desktop's performance?

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE HELP! Much appreciated!

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May 14, 2012 6:55:35 PM

Yeah you did the right thing, just change it to 1.5 and 1333.
SB sometimes get damaged above 1.55 volts, but since you are effectively underclocking your hyperX, you dont need as much voltage. However, if your system starts crashing, bring your voltage up until its stable.
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May 14, 2012 7:34:02 PM

If stability becomes a problem, loosening latency might be a viable alternative to raising voltage.
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May 14, 2012 7:34:47 PM

rdx07 said:
PLEASE HELP!

Hey there! it's my first time to ever build a desktop. So, I have an i5 2400 and ASRock H61m U3S3...I ordered for 2x2Gb of memory @1333 but then, later I realized that the one given to me was Kingston Hyper X @1600 @ 1.6v. I know that it has a backward compatibility, but I fear about the voltage.

I've read in some places that it's somewhat dangerous for SB CPUs. So i got into the BIOS and changed the voltage to 1.54v and ran it @ 1333. Did I do the right thing or will it affect my desktop's performance?

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE HELP! Much appreciated!

It is safe to run it @ 1600MHz 1.575V
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