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HyperX DDR3 1600 1.65v on Z77 D3H?

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January 21, 2013 8:15:51 AM

Hi all, I'm going to be upgrading to Ivy Bridge from a Core 2 Quad (2.4 Ghz, can't OC it due to cheap motherboard) and would like to know if it's safe enough to run it at 1.65v. Or should I be down clocking it to 1333 Mhz and set it to 1.5v?

The shop didn't have any 1.5v DDR3 1600 in stock so I went with two 4GB DDR3 1600 at 1.65v.

I am also planning on overclocking the i5 3570K to 4.0 Ghz. (With Frio Advanced)

The main use of this upgrade would be gaming so I assume going down to 1333 Mhz won't affect the performance much?

Should I go with Corsair XMS3 (Same specs: 1600 Mhz, CL9, 1.65v) instead of HyperX?

Thanks.
a b } Memory
January 21, 2013 9:52:24 AM

Definitely run Ivy with 1.5v RAM, some of the chips are actually known to fail running for extended periods on 1.65v RAM.

IN my opinion, get RAM somewhere else.
January 21, 2013 6:13:08 PM

I don't think I'll be able to return the RAM, I could exchange it though. If I don't find any 1.5v DDR3 1600s, I guess I'll just down clock and volt it to 1333/1.5v.

Thanks.
a b } Memory
January 21, 2013 6:36:33 PM

grunt3536 said:
I don't think I'll be able to return the RAM, I could exchange it though. If I don't find any 1.5v DDR3 1600s, I guess I'll just down clock and volt it to 1333/1.5v.

Thanks.


Yeah should be fine. Do it.
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