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will a 2600k be okay with this RAM? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...6&sku=C13-6181

My friend bought it for his build at work and I read 1.5v is max on SB for long life of your CPU and that 1.65v will kill it..

Should he under clock or what?
post #2 of 9
Just set the ram to 1.5v - you might have to loosen the timings a bit (raise them) - 1.6v should be fine to run with SB as well, 1.5v is just recommended by Intel.
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There is no evidence showing that 1.65v will kill the IMC or harm it. It is just supposedly the max safe voltage for the sandy bridge IMC according to many sources including intel. It is ideal to keep the voltage at 1.5v especially if you want some overclocking headroom.
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1.65v RAM is fine. However if he actually paid $60 for that kit it was a rip off considering you can get significantly better kits for cheaper.

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Sandy Bridge does not demand only 1.5v modules, it will be perfectly happy with 1.65v modules too. If someone tries to tell you that you must have 1.5v modules, then they are either trying to sell them to you, or they have been reading misinformation, or both! Another point to consider here, is that in your BIOS, if you head to the memory voltage setting, and enter 1.5v, the text will remain white/grey, if you enter 1.65v, it will turn yellow, and it isn't until 1.73v that it turns red, so at the moment, I'd rest assured that 1.65v modules are OK to use, and I have had this confirmed by Asus, Gigabyte and Corsair so far, as soon as I hear from anyone else, I will update this again.
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Thanks so much guys! @Dopamin he had to order from Tiger Direct do to Purchase Order so Corsair is what he got.

He wants to over clock the 2600k to 4hz. Would his voltage being at 1.65 still be okay or should he lower it to 1.5v if he is going to OC?
Edited by N3kko - 8/1/11 at 12:05pm
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Thanks so much guys! @Dopamin he had to order from Tiger Direct do to Purchase Order so Corsair is what he got.
There were still better kits for cheaper, but at least the RAM will work fine. Should be able to run a lower voltage anyway, like 1.6v might be okay just use memtest86+ to check for stability.
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Thanks man. Just do not want him to ruin his new build haha.
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Sorry guys, but say he wants to over clock to 4ghz, 4.2, or 4.4 whatever he can get. Does he need to lower the volts from 1.65?
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With sandy bridge cpu overclocking by the multi is completely independent of memory, dram voltage won't affect the cpu, memory will only be affected when overclocking by bclk while linked.
    
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