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So my decided to get 8 gb hyperx ram 1.65v (rated). Thing is, we put the ram in, and noticed that it had been downclocked to 1333. Why? Its rated at 1600 but I did not check if the timings or voltage had changed.

I've also been hearing that 165v ram is bad for sandybridge. Should I lower it to 1.5? Will that cause issues?

One more thing, should I even bother clocking the ram back up? Will it make any difference in gaming?

He's got the same mobo as me, so that I can help him with stuff over the phone in the bios since I don't go over much. Asrock p67 extreme4.
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Just set it manual 1600 it will run at auto voltage fine.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/14/11 at 10:17am
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And the volts? Set them to 1.5 or 1.65?

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That's because most motherboards don't support 1600mhz or super tight timings. Simply enter them yourself in the BIOS, it's usually in the same part that is for CPU overclocking. If it's rated for 1,65 volts, start there and try to lower the voltage as long as it's stable. You could also put it at 1,65 volts and try to get the higher clock possible/tightest timings without having to raise the voltage.
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That's because most motherboards don't support 1600mhz or super tight timings. Simply enter them yourself in the BIOS, it's usually in the same part that is for CPU overclocking. If it's rated for 1,65 volts, start there and try to lower the voltage as long as it's stable. You could also put it at 1,65 volts and try to get the higher clock possible/tightest timings without having to raise the voltage.
Ok but will ram speed affect fps in games any more that 3 fps? Also you're saying 1.65 ram will allow the same lifespan as 1.5? I think he doesn't want to overclock ram a whole lot, if at all, he just wants it to last.

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