Use RAM with higher voltage then the previous one Tags: Memory Laptops RAM DIMM Last response: December 27, 2012 12:13 PM in Memory Share duplaimp December 27, 2012 10:42:19 AM Hi, I was using a ram dimm on a laptop with 1.5v and now I putted a dimm with 1.8v.. Will this affect anything? Regards More about : ram higher voltage previous zdbc13 a b D Laptop December 27, 2012 12:02:00 PM Depending on your CPU/motherboard it could be very bad. You should stick with 1.5v. duplaimp December 27, 2012 12:13:56 PM But in CPU-Z in SPD it shows 1.8v for the old dimm (but if I google about the old dimm it says 1.5v in the specs sheet). It also (in cpu-z) shows 1.8v to the new one.. Any idea why it is like that? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Is the same speed ram with a higher voltage better or worse? Forum Sandy Bridge vs. Previous Gen.? Forum X79 Refuses to allow higher -frequency RAM Forum How to manually set RAM voltage and timings? Forum Need a good mobo for higher voltage DDR3 Forum Could I go Higher On the overclock and am i doing everything correctly Forum I Need a new GFX card ( Previous sucks) for high-res & modern shooters Forum Will setting higher voltage help o'cloking? Forum APU Tighter Ram Timing/ Higher Freqency Forum DDR2 voltage higher than set? Forum Noob trouble manually setting ram timing/clock/ voltage Forum Only 242x10 on my 3500+. Why won't it go higher ? Forum Decrease in performance from higher overclocks? Forum How much the life of the cpu is shortened with higher voltages? Forum 1 core temp higher than rest Forum whats the difference running the motherboard at higher FSB Forum Reaching higher multipiers Forum Increasing voltage doesnt help overclock Forum P7h57, i5-760 and 2x8gb Forum Zalman z11 compatible with a gigabyte 1155 mobo? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !