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I am working on getting my 1075T to 4.1GHz+, and I have been wondering is setting the RAM voltage to 1.61V is safe. It is ripjaws 1066 DDR3, pretty awful, but was cheaper a year ago. I can only seem to go above 1066 when I overvolt it to 1.6V.
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post #2 of 13
1.6v is fine the limit is 1.65v for ddr3 I run mine at 1.65v for BOINC running 72hrs continuous and they stay under 40C.
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post #3 of 13
1.65v is actually the safe limit for Intel due to the IMC. You can push DDR3 up to 1.7 - 1.75 safely on AMD.
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What? You can push RAM as hard as you're comfortable with. I've seen 2.1-2.2v for DDR3 on AMD and 1366 systems.
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post #5 of 13
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Could it lower my lifespan significantly? I need this rig for another 2 years.
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post #6 of 13
how are these statments 100% accurate, so you guys are saying ram that is 1.5 is safe to oc to 1.65 or 1.72? me=not sold
   
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it has a life time warranty who cares
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I've run my 1.5v Ripjaw 1600s @ 1.6v for 1-2+ years now with no issue. However mine do not respond well to anymore voltage than 1.6v. BSOD if I go higher, otherwise 22+ passes memtest/Prime blend stable.
AMD, I give up.
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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by ggoodd;15498413 
how are these statments 100% accurate, so you guys are saying ram that is 1.5 is safe to oc to 1.65 or 1.72? me=not sold

The reason why there are so many kits rated for 1.5v is because of the Sandy Bridge IMC. Your not meant to go over 1.5v although up to 1.65v is fine. The ram it's self can take the voltage just not the chips IMC. Running a kit rated at 1.5v at 1.7v on a AMD platform would be no problem.

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post #10 of 13
I've seen 2v+ on a Thurban before and pushed 1.7 on some of my old ram for benching.

Some SB beches have been up to 1.7V as well from what I've seen.
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