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Can I use triple channel ddr3 on SB Dual Channel mobo?

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Basically ive got a corsair dominator 6gb (3x2Gb sticks) memory kit that run at 1.65v. I was wondering can I use 2 of those sticks and run them in dual channel on my SB motherboard?
post #2 of 10
Pretty sure you can.
post #3 of 10
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But i thought SB mem had to be run at 1.5v or less? Will these kits work if they are rated at 1.65?
post #4 of 10
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But i thought SB mem had to be run at 1.5v or less? Will these kits work if they are rated at 1.65?
you can run 1.65 with vccio at 1.15 or something

im trying to figure out if you can OC your cpu still
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post #5 of 10
There are many guys who run 1,65V RAM on SB rigs.
You could lower to 1,6V to be safe.
And some references:
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"Memory Voltage - Intel recommend 1.50v plus/minus 5% which means upto 1.58v is the safe recommended limit. In our testing we have found 1.65v has caused no issues."
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http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...et-my-ram.html
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Memory - Intel recommend 1.50v plus/minus 5% which means 1.60v is the ideal safe maximum, but we have found in our testing all 1.65v memory is fine. We have also found most new 1.65v like Corsair XMS3 will run at its rated timings with just 1.50-1.55v which is well within Intel specifications.
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http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...take-note.html
Edited by Mr.Eiht - 8/14/11 at 9:07am
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post #6 of 10
Nearly all 1.65v memory will run at 1.5v or less if you reduce speed a bit or loosen timings. SB also has little issue with 1.65 vDIMM, with a minor bump in vccio.
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post #7 of 10
As other's have said, it won't be a problem.
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Excellent, just realised I have a 6gig kit of corsair cl7 timings kit and I figured while money is abit tight and the particular kit I want is out of stock I might aswell chuck few of those sticks in and see how I get on!
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Excellent, just realised I have a 6gig kit of corsair cl7 timings kit and I figured while money is abit tight and the particular kit I want is out of stock I might aswell chuck few of those sticks in and see how I get on!
smart move!!!

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I am due to purchase today and all being well get delivery for tuesday!
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