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Is 2.1 a safe voltage for my RAM? Right now the lights on my RAM are flashing sporadically and i mean FAST. Is it safe for my RAM, its at 1600 with the timings in my sig.
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OK well im going to try running it at a lower voltage. BRB with the results
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Is 2.1v a safe 24/7 voltage for my micron crucial ballistix?
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Micron ICs are usually designed to take this kind of voltage and Phenom II ICs can handle it, but that's pretty high indeed. You can't manage any lower? Does the RAM run hot to the touch?
Might want to confer with people who are familiar with Micron's ICs. D9s I suppose?
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If they are Micron D9s they will take 2.1V for a long time with no problems. That is how I run mine on my bench rig all the time and sometimes higher. I would be inclined to use less though for a 24/7 rig even if it meant relaxing the speed or timings a bit.

I forgot, you will want a fan blowing directly at them if you are running that kind of voltage or they will die much quicker.
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Micron ICs are usually designed to take this kind of voltage and Phenom II ICs can handle it, but that's pretty high indeed. You can't manage any lower? Does the RAM run hot to the touch?
Might want to confer with people who are familiar with Micron's ICs. D9s I suppose?
I have held my hand on my RAM during P95 and it was warm-hot, not nearly too hot to touch. Whats a D9?

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If they are Micron D9s they will take 2.1V for a long time with no problems. That is how I run mine on my bench rig all the time and sometimes higher. I would be inclined to use less though for a 24/7 rig even if it meant relaxing the speed or timings a bit.

I forgot, you will want a fan blowing directly at them if you are running that kind of voltage or they will die much quicker.
Even if theyre not hot? Also if i put it at 2.15 or so they are stable @ 1600 6-6-6-16-20 1T, but i might loosen up on the Mhz to keep it at or under 2.1v
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post #7 of 13
D9 is a type of Micron IC; I'm thinking judging from your results (1600 6-6-6-16 at 2.1V) you have a Micron D9 DDR3 IC. Not too shabby.

It's not hot to the touch? Wow, looks like your heatspreaders are very effective!
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D9 is a type of Micron IC; I'm thinking judging from your results (1600 6-6-6-16 at 2.1V) you have a Micron D9 DDR3 IC. Not too shabby.

It's not hot to the touch? Wow, looks like your heatspreaders are very effective!
Thats nifty as shux, i assume. Yes i can hold my hand indefinitly to my RAM during sessions of P95 and until my muscles die of exhaustion my hand would receive no harm.
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post #9 of 13
Damm..... Some hefty volts there, and I don't think that the Phenom II IC could take 2.1V, I thought the max it could handle was 1.8V?
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Damm..... Some hefty volts there, and I don't think that the Phenom II IC could take 2.1V, I thought the max it could handle was 1.8V?
Phenom ic's are bulletproof as far as I can tell. I've had my "old school" Mushkin Blacklines (D9) at 2.0 volts with crazy timings for over 2 years with no problems.
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