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I'm currently running 4x4gb stock DDR3 sticks. I heard that if you use 2 instead of 4 it can lower your vcore. What I haven't seen yet is how much it reduces the voltage by. Right now for 4.7ghz I'm sitting at around max 1.33vcore 12hr prime.

I use my computer for gaming/folding, folding eats up a bit of the memory as we all know and I think 8gb would be fine for me but I'd rather leave it in there unless it will drop volts by 0.030 or something. Anyone have first hand experience with this?

Thanks in advance for the help.
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I'm currently running 4x4gb stock DDR3 sticks. I heard that if you use 2 instead of 4 it can lower your vcore. What I haven't seen yet is how much it reduces the voltage by. Right now for 4.7ghz I'm sitting at around max 1.33vcore 12hr prime.
I use my computer for gaming/folding, folding eats up a bit of the memory as we all know and I think 8gb would be fine for me but I'd rather leave it in there unless it will drop volts by 0.030 or something. Anyone have first hand experience with this?
Thanks in advance for the help.

Run the X58 system and have two sets of 3 - 2 gig Dominators and only way I was able to
break the 4.2 barrier on mine without problems was to run 3-2 gig sticks and 6 gigs.
I also run HT On, which adds to heat.

QPI voltage needed for 12 gig and errors, heat ect as to V increase was to high as to where I wanted to go. (4.5 or higher.)

All depends on what apps your running as to (Your) memory needs.
With the apps and games I run, I barely break into the 4 gig range.
The more mem lanes you fill the higher voltage needed.

Yes, it makes a difference.
Just a thought.

Later:D
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I don't think I will be needing more than 8gb at this point in time. I defiantly at least need 4gb, so maybe I will actually take that out and hope that I can get that 5ghz under 1.4 vcore or at all thumb.gif
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