Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Memory Voltages(Running memory at lower voltages)

Last response: in Memory
Share
July 12, 2012 10:25:11 PM

I just got a new Sandy Bridge based system a few weeks ago. i7 3930k/Dx79TO

The ram that I had purchased is the following:
http://www.corsair.com/en/cmx4gx3m1a1600c9.html

After completing the build I found that running the ram modules at the factory set XMP profile 1600MHz@1.65v might harm my Cpu.

So I dialed down the voltage to 1.5v using the Intel supplied extreme tuning utility. The modules now run at 1600MHz@1.5v

The system is stable so far.I haven't had any problems using the Stress tests built into the Intel Extreme tuning utility.

My question is that can I continue to use the system at this voltage without any harm to either Cpu or Ram or any other system components.

Also can you tell me if the settings that are being used are optimal as per the 1.5v being supplied.
The profile being used(similar to the XMP profile but at 1.5v)-
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/jarpickle/Mem...

Factory set XMP-
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/jarpickle/Def...

Cpu-z Readings-
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/jarpickle/Cpu...
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/jarpickle/Cpu...
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/jarpickle/Cpu...
a c 146 } Memory
July 15, 2012 5:04:17 AM

Its all right to run @ 1.5v.
m
0
l
Related resources
July 16, 2012 11:45:52 AM

Are the readings from CPU-z normal?
m
0
l
a c 146 } Memory
July 16, 2012 12:58:50 PM

Yes, but not the DRAM frequency.

Download the new yesterday released version and check again.
m
0
l
July 18, 2012 1:46:24 PM

Passed both Memtest and Windows Diagnostic tools.

Can you please take a look at the CPU-z readings and tell me if its normal?
m
0
l
!