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Just bought 1.65v ram. Am I safe using it with 3570k?

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October 15, 2012 5:30:17 PM

I just bought this ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... since it was on sale for $30. Of course now I'm reading that 1.65v ram can potentially damage the cpu in the long run. I'm also reading it would be okay to use. I guess it a matter of luck I'm not sure. Am I better off returning it and getting something like the g.skill ares that runs at 1.5v or can I stick with the kingston?
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October 15, 2012 6:05:35 PM

Your motherboard will manage the power settings with the memory. Your CPU will be safe.
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October 15, 2012 6:07:14 PM

I think I would err on the safe side and return it.
1.65v is apparently the highest voltage allowed, but I would not feel comfortable running there.

You could check the kingston ram configurator to see if it is supported on your motherboard.
I am guessing that it is not. If it is not supported, you will get no help from either the motherboard maker or kingston.
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October 18, 2012 3:26:35 AM

I'm assuming its going to run at 1.5v at 1333mhz. 1.65v is used to run it at 1600mhz. Will there be that much of a performance boost between 1333mhz and 1600mhz? If there isn't there's really no point in going through the hassle to return it i guess.
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October 18, 2012 3:28:57 AM

1333 is technically the standard speed for DDR3 memory. You won't see much of a hit. Your mobo may actually run at 1600 with no issues. I wouldn't be too concerned.
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