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post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by Snakecharmed;14515436 
I think it should be fine with 8GB like Tunagoblin suggested. I never had a problem with this RAM until I got another 8GB, and that was before I understood that 1.65V was better suited for Nehalem than Sandy Bridge. I've had to run VCCIO/VTT ridiculously high beyond anybody's reasonable recommendations to get 16GB of 1.65V to behave at 1600MHz speeds. I've now downclocked to a stable 1333MHz and am going to buy lower voltage memory instead. I've concluded that the high voltages aren't worth the trouble, especially not on this Patriot G2 RAM which I've determined isn't that great for overclocking anyway.

So in my situation - downclocking ram to 1333 and leave it in 1.65v then? Should I go with this then?
post #12 of 24
Put everything back to stock and download and run memtest. You might have a bad stick of RAM.
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Shouldnt the Dram voltage be under 1.65 ( like 1.645 ) and not at 1.665?
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post #14 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toology;14517624 
Shouldnt the Dram voltage be under 1.65 ( like 1.645 ) and not at 1.665?

He has 1.65v ram not the 1.5v ram.

Your only choice might be live with 8GB and set to 2133(if you can maintain...) or at 1600/1866.
Or keep 16GB but down clock em at 1333.
Unless you are doing intensive video editing, you don't ever need 16GB ram.
So it depends on what you are using your rig for.

Edit:
You didn't have 2133 ram... sorry I got confused.
Edited by Tunagoblin - 8/9/11 at 7:25am
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post #15 of 24
My 4 sticks are running perfectly fine at stock voltage (1.25v) and stock speeds (1600MHz) with my OC of 4.8GHz. The only voltage I've increased was the CPU Vcore.
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My 4 sticks are running perfectly fine at stock voltage (1.25v) and stock speeds (1600MHz) with my OC of 4.8GHz. The only voltage I've increased was the CPU Vcore.

You have different RAM and yours are 1.25v ram.
What he has is very different than what you have.
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post #17 of 24
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Thats the thing, I'm doing 3D animation, so I need both the cpu power and lots of ram, so I guess I'll try with 1333 then... Gee I didn't think it was that hard in first place smile.gif
post #18 of 24
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Did memtest for a few rounds - no errors.
OCCT fails in Linpack and pc restarts even at 4.0 ghz overclock just in a few minutes. frown.gif
This is killing me...
I'll try to see how it behaves in Linpack at all stock settings.
Edited by adomolis - 8/9/11 at 2:40pm
post #19 of 24
I didn't get to see your earlier response until now, so I don't know if you downclocked the Patriot G2 and kept it at 1.65V, but if you run it at its default SPD settings, it should be 1333MHz and 1.5V.
    
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post #20 of 24
Any chance you can still return the memory and spend 40-50 more for a better and more SB friendly set? I'm running 4.5 with 16gb and all I had to bump was VCore.
Edited by Metaldude - 8/9/11 at 8:21pm
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