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Greetings fellow clockers!

Today I received my package with my new Dominator rams for my new build. But something was wrong? Instead of 1.5v they were rated to 1.65v with 1600mhz, 8-8-8-24?

This is the memory: http://www.corsair.com/memory/intel-memory-solutions/core-i5-dual-channel-kits/dominator-with-dhx-pro-connector-4gb-dual-channel-1-5v-ddr3-memory-kit-cmp4gx3m2b1600c8.html

I was about to write an email to the shop where I bought them, but then i noticed that the model number was the correct one? The same as on Corsairs homepage.

Is the memory just capeble of running in 1.5v mode, when on 2nd generation Core CPU's and 1.65v when running on the old sockets? confused.gif
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I'd think it should run 1.5v on all supported systems. Have you tried running it at 1.5v to see what happens? Worst thing that'd happen is your system would crash or not boot, no biggie biggrin.gif reset cmos if it fails.
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post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by S0ULphIRE;13375800 
I'd think it should run 1.5v on all supported systems. Have you tried running it at 1.5v to see what happens? Worst thing that'd happen is your system would crash or not boot, no biggie biggrin.gif reset cmos if it fails.

I will try that later. smile.gif Just wierd it's different from Corsairs description ?
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Yeah, extremely weird...assuming you're reading the 1.65v rating off the sticker on the actual modules?
Could be it needs 1.65v to run at 8-8-8-24 instead of 9-9-9-24?
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post #5 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by S0ULphIRE;13375930 
Yeah, extremely weird...assuming you're reading the 1.65v rating off the sticker on the actual modules?
Could be it needs 1.65v to run at 8-8-8-24 instead of 9-9-9-24?

I did yes.. No i don't think so? Try look at this link

It says 8-8-8-24, 1.5v

Edit:

But it says: "High-performance 4GB Dominator kit for dual channel systems, 1600MHz, 8-8-8-24, 1.5V for compatibility with 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors."
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Anyone?
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post #7 of 11
I'd suggest trying to run them at 1.5V and stock settings and emailing Corsair to see what they have to say.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DoctorNick;13375937 
I did yes.. No i don't think so? Try look at this link

It says 8-8-8-24, 1.5v

Edit:

But it says: "High-performance 4GB Dominator kit for dual channel systems, 1600MHz, 8-8-8-24, 1.5V for compatibility with 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors."

it means for the SB chips its just 1.5 since they have strong IMC's so clocking the Dimms higher is not an issue..and since DDR3's are really rated from 1.35-1.5v..plus its a Dominator GT..good binned IC's for that kit..

for your case you can opt to use the 1.65v or 1.5v if it calls you to be stable on that voltage..that kit can choke on 1.8v for extreme attempts..
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Roger that! Thank you guys! smile.gif
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yeah 1.65 is safe
    
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