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Can I run this RAM at 1.7v?

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Trying to reach 4.0Ghz OC, but I beleive my RAM is my bottleneck, system seems to get more and more stable as I increase the RAM voltage, however I read that 1.7 was the MAX, and the RAM needed a heat sink.

I currently have an 80mm fan pointed directly at the RAM stick.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by thestef View Post
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=46...ture=G%2ESkill

Trying to reach 4.0Ghz OC, but I beleive my RAM is my bottleneck, system seems to get more and more stable as I increase the RAM voltage, however I read that 1.7 was the MAX, and the RAM needed a heat sink.

I currently have an 80mm fan pointed directly at the RAM stick.

Thanks!

i would also like to know this i got the corsair ram cooler that has 2 fans on them.
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There's no use once you pass 1.6-1.65V on the ECOs, it stops making a difference in overclockability
(See sig, I run these)

They already have a decent heatspreader on them by the way. They run cool even under increased voltage, there's really no need for any extra cooling.
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That bit of extra voltage won't push your overclock at all really, and it could reduce the life of your RAM quite a bit.
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The ECO's are a very good ram kit, and I doubt they'd be holding back your overclock. What speed are you trying to run that kit at, because with 1.6-1.7v I've seen them able to hit ~2000mhz with loose timings
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