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1.6v Okay?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144496

Was looking at a combo set that had these ram sticks in them.

Was wondering if it would be okay to run them with a i3-2120 and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157314 Mobo.

Would I be able to scale them down to run at 1.5v? I really like the ram because of the LED in them and looks. But if it won't run Ill just get some corsairs.
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  1. Those should be okay, the 'damaging' voltage is VCCIO/VCCSA, and I 'get' the looks of the LEDs. Run them @ Rated i.e. XMP profile and 1.6v to avoid errors...

    Enjoy! :)
  2. jaquith said:
    Those should be okay, the 'damaging' voltage is VCCIO/VCCSA, and I 'get' the looks of the LEDs. Run them @ Rated i.e. XMP profile and 1.6v to avoid errors...

    Enjoy! :)

    I was reading that it could void my CPU warranty, and possibly shorten its life. Do I need to worry at all?
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    Yeah I am more than aware and as I stated " the 'damaging' voltage is VCCIO/VCCSA". Kits like the G.SKILL Ares have DRAM Voltage of 1.50v but require a VCCIO/VCCSA of 1.25v which does the real harm. Degrading a SB, SB-E, or IB is simple - exceed VCCIO/VCCSA of 1.35v and/or a vCore of 1.55v and you'll do it.

    Neither 1.60v or 1.65v kits concern me since there's ZIP evidence that the DRAM Voltage does the 'dirty work' instead it's the CPU's IMC & CPU Voltage that damages the CPU which is Proven -- DRAM is more myth than factual.

    Do I prefer low voltage -- sure -- I use DDR3L (1.35v) RAM, but I OC my CPU to 4.8GHz (I won't exceed 1.44v vCore) -- which do you think does the damage???

    The newer IB kits are ALL 1.60v and higher, 9/10 your QVL has 1.60v kits listed, and try finding an e.g. >DDR3-2400 with 1.50v.
  4. jaquith said:
    Yeah I am more than aware and as I stated " the 'damaging' voltage is VCCIO/VCCSA". Kits like the G.SKILL Ares have DRAM Voltage of 1.50v but require a VCCIO/VCCSA of 1.25v which does the real harm. Degrading a SB, SB-E, or IB is simple - exceed VCCIO/VCCSA of 1.35v and/or a vCore of 1.55v and you'll do it.

    Neither 1.60v or 1.65v kits concern me since there's ZIP evidence that the DRAM Voltage does the 'dirty work' instead it's the CPU's IMC & CPU Voltage that damages the CPU which is Proven -- DRAM is more myth than factual.

    Do I prefer low voltage -- sure -- I use DDR3L (1.35v) RAM, but I OC my CPU to 4.8GHz (I won't exceed 1.44v vCore) -- which do you think does the damage???

    The newer IB kits are ALL 1.60v and higher, 9/10 your QVL has 1.60v kits listed, and try finding an e.g. >DDR3-2400 with 1.50v.



    Thanks for the clarification! :)
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  6. Just make certain that your MOBO supports DDR3-1600 or faster frequencies otherwise this is all academic and you'll be stuck to DDR3-1333.
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