Corsair RAM Voltage Limit

The mobo manual says voltage below 1.65V to protect the cpu.

My system is Asus p9x79 Pro + 3930k.

I have narrowed it down to Corsair XMS3(non-kit, so getting on a single stick), but the voltage is 1.65V

One the other hand Corsair Vengeance is rated at 1600Mhz at 1.5V.

So should I go for the Vengeance one or the XMS3 one? Do note that I am installing a hyper 212 EVO and the vengeance has heat sinks(maybe I can remove the heat sinks)
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  1. Get the 1.5v ram. Always.
  2. Okay.

    Trying to understand a couple of things. When the RAM says 1.65V does it mean that it will need 1.65V to run stable at 1600Mhz. So getting a RAM with lower voltage rating at higher clock offers more OC potential?
  3. Btw, just ordered Corsair Vengeance CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 1.5V.

    Unfortunately I managed to get just 3 sticks. Needed 4 for my quad channel. There's a huge shortage of RAM here because of the $ crisis and dealers are selling it now with a huge margin. Will be getting my 4th stick from another seller tomorrow.
  4. My problem is that i have an P7H55-M LX MB and two stiks Corsair SMS3, 1600Mhz 1.8v , PC3-8500 and in Aida 64 i see PC3-8500 1066Mhz, working at 1.5v, i have to set it manually in BIOS to 1333, 'coz my MB only support 1333Mhz, so my question is:

    if i set it to 1333 in BIOS the memory will break ? or last few time ? or nothing will happens ?
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