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Heh well that $9 disappears with the first RMA for shipping charges, also if it's already at 1.65v it cuts down your overclocking options. Come on you know this stuff you've been around long enough.
Be nice to xd_1771 or I'll



Who talked about RMA..G.skill's can die too..or be DOA.
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Be nice to xd_1771 or I'll .
Heh yeah I'm probably coming off like a dick, sorry was unintentional. Especially he has a good point about the ram speeds mattering more on some platforms than others. I guess that AMD chipset benefits more than a Sandy Bridge, which doesn't see gains from 1600.

Also I guess the new $20 for 8GB deal posted nukes both the G.Skill and AVEXIR deals
Edited by fxer - 7/28/11 at 2:25pm
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If you absolutely don't want to run 1.65V, try it at 1600 CL9 1.5V; chances are it will work with a lower voltage applied. If it turns out unstable, run it at 1333 CL9 1.5V. Whatever you do with the other kit (run it at rated or below), you are paying $9 less.

Higher voltage doesn't make RAM any more prone to failure. It doesn't make RAM overclock any worse either. Both are myths. The real end-results would depend on the ICs - and many DDR3 ICs (particularly Micron's and Samsung's) are actually built for high voltage. You will know many people who have DDR3 kits requiring 1.9V-2V range and they have run fine on the platforms that support the high voltages for years after years.

Most ICs - apart from the Micron and Samsung ones also - will benefit in stability and overclockability from increased voltage. Voltage-OC scaling is usually only slightly worse than usual (but nowhere near mediocre) on PSC ICs (granted they are the chips used on most low-end to mainstream performance RAM today). Plus, it's DDR3 - heat is rarely an issue compared to higher voltage DDR2 kits. Some of those higher voltage ICs - due to higher CMOS node and higher die area - will dissipate heat better, even at higher voltage, than new ICs that require lower voltage. Heat can even dissipate somewhat more efficiently (depending on die area/airflow) if the RAM was bare (I read about that in a review of different RAM kits during the early DDR3 era; a non-heatspreadered Crucial/Micron kit actually ran cooler than other RAM with heatspreaders on). Since RAM generates very little heat, properly applied and effective heatspreaders or case airflow (or the weakest 40mm fan if you will) will allow for any RAM heat piling up on the heatspreaders to dissipate instantly.

I happen to be using a G.Skill ECO 1.35V kit. Does that make my OC-ing ability any better than some other kits due to the low voltage? No. I was even about to make a switch back in January for 4x2GB of Mushkin Ascent that could overclock much better (albeit) with higher voltage, but they sold before I could get there. When I bought the ECOs 1 year ago they were some of the greatest performance RAM for the price. For this past year I haven't even ran them below 1.6V (many people recommend 1.55V as the max for the ECOs, stating scaling and stability issues) due to my old motherboard (a Gigabyte 790X) not supporting DRAM voltage under 1.6V - and they have been fine now for a year.

Plus, it was stated early in the LGA1155 era by many early experts that using 1.65V on this platform can be just fine. Even on LGA1366/1156 when 1.65V was then the standard voltage limit, you could run higher voltages (1.7... 1.75V) safely with the appropriate VCCIO voltage increases.

The $20 Kingston 8GB kit is a decent one if you don't mind waiting 60 days for that rebate.
Edited by xd_1771 - 7/28/11 at 5:25pm
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cas 8 1.5v 1600, g skill ripjaws. hands down. cant be beat imo, just bought myself


http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellS...8-_-07282011_3
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civilian_project: I think that was a previous shellshocker that is long expired, for the link does not lead me to any RAM kit. But I do remember that epic low in RAM prices that started around May and ended in June
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My RAM, for your voltage comparison, runs at 1.8v stock (DDR31600). It's warrantied for life up to 1.95v....
    
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