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1.65v ram at 1.7v?

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can you run 1.65v rated ram at 1.7 and be ok

I say this because a motherboard I have only does 1.5,1.6,1.7,1.8
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Manufacturers put rated voltages on it saying that if you go over this voltage..you will void the warranty...so yes, it can go above 1.65..but should you? try not to.
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Yes you can safely run the ram at 1.7v if its rated for 1.65v. The only way you will void your warranty is if you tell them you overclocked the ram. Just dont say you did smile.gif I wouldnt go over 1.65v for 24/7 on your Sandy bridge PC because it is not good for the IMC on it but if you are talking about a AM3 platform, then those are fine up to 1.8v.

Generally a %15 voltage bump for ram is safe, but in your case, if can get your ram stable at 1.6v I would do that.
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Manufacturers put rated voltages on it saying that if you go over this voltage..you will void the warranty...so yes, it can go above 1.65..but should you? try not to.

so better to run it at 1.6 instead of 1.7 since I can't do 1.65?
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I wouldn't advise going beyond it's specified voltage for memory mate. But that's just me....

Personally i would use 1.6 and stress test.
 
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so better to run it at 1.6 instead of 1.7 since I can't do 1.65?

Yes, because of sandy bridge's IMC is pretty lame, they dont recommend going over 1.65 for 24/7 usage.

And overclocking RAM is fine, I dont know why these guys are saying not to do it, I have always overvolted ram as well as many others and never had problems. I just recommend staying around %15 increase for 24/7.
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1.65v for 7/24 on intels. But it doesn't applies to AMD, you can run it at 1.8v with cooling on rams on AMD.
    
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Most to all DDR3 can handle 1.9v.
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