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Did I do my OC right?

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I was watching a review on a motherboard, when I noticed the reviewer said that the voltages of the ram have to be within a certain ratio of the voltage of the CPU. Now that's got me thinking I did my overclock sloppy, and that it my kill my mobo and components too early on. I got my ram OCed to 1800 MHz at 1.6 volts, and my CPU is at 3.8 ghz at 1.26 volts c0 stepping. Did i do my OC wrong?
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They were probably referring to the 0.5v delta rule between QPI/VTT and vDIMM. For example, if you're running 1.2v on QPI and bump ram to 1.7v for OC'ing, you run the risk of damaging the memory controller on the CPU.

Provided your QPI is >1.1v, you're fine: 1.6v(ram)-1.2v(QPI default) = 0.4 < 0.5.

Also, nice OC on that c0.
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