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-Is 1.6v-1.65v RAM safe for Ivy Bridge?
-Let's say I want 32GB RAM. If I were to buy 16GB (2x8GB) now and buy another 16GB kit (same make/model as first), would there be any compatibility issues or anything?
-If I am looking for 32GB 1866MHZ RAM, would this be my best choice?
-If I am looking for 32GB 2133MHZ RAM, would this be my best choice? (Is v1.6 safe for IB?)
Edited by Iamazn - 6/28/12 at 6:33am
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-Is 1.6v-1.65v RAM safe for Ivy Bridge?
-Let's say I want 32GB RAM. If I were to buy 16GB (2x8GB) now and buy another 16GB kit (same make/model as first), would there be any compatibility issues or anything?
-If I am looking for 32GB 1866MHZ RAM, would this be my best choice?
-If I am looking for 32GB 2133MHZ RAM, would this be my best choice? (Is v1.6 safe for IB?)


1. I can't see why not.
2. Same make and model, should be fine!
3. Depends on your workload / machine use.
4. See 3.
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-Is 1.6v-1.65v RAM safe for Ivy Bridge?
-Let's say I want 32GB RAM. If I were to buy 16GB (2x8GB) now and buy another 16GB kit (same make/model as first), would there be any compatibility issues or anything?
-If I am looking for 32GB 1866MHZ RAM, would this be my best choice?
-If I am looking for 32GB 2133MHZ RAM, would this be my best choice? (Is v1.6 safe for IB?)

1) Yes 1.6-1.65v is fine.
2) Yes so long as they're the same make / model.
3) Depends on price.
4) Depends on price.

x) Why do you feel you need 32GB of RAM anyway? Just curious.
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Iamazn:

 

Please see pioneerisloud's post above.

 

Also, please answer his question because I am also wondering the same thing.

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Iamazn:

Please see pioneerisloud's post above.

Also, please answer his question because I am also wondering the same thing.
-I originally forgot to post the links to the make/models I was looking at. Now I've updated my post with the links and need advice on picking -which kit.
-I want to buy 2x8GB because it leaves room for expanding (IN CASE I want to max out the memory)
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