So, my son and I built our first computer last month and thanks to excellent advice on these forums it went smoother than I could have hoped and has performed flawlessly from the first boot, but as I continue to follow the forums this question has arisen.
When I researched the RAM and found it was compatible with my MOBO and (I thought) CPU, I was unaware of the different voltage requirements between Sandy and Ivy bridge and the RAM I purchased is 1.65v. Here are the pertinent parts of the system:
After the initial panic, I booted BIOS and checked the voltages to find that the MOBO has the RAM throttled to 1.5V and 1333 already by default.
So my question is: Will this be perfectly safe as long as I don't manually change the voltage to 1.65? I don't want to change anything if I don't need to, but would rather not shorten the lifespan of the highly acceptable CPU either....