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I found a great deal on G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH, for $100.

I have a Sabertooth Z77 board, with an OC i5 2500K. I read, that 1.65v may not be best for the CPU. Should I return it? Should I downclock it? What is going on?
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1.65 mem volts is normal, and not what voltage the cpu runs at

the memory and cpu have different voltage controllers


1.65 v on DDR3 = a OK
1.65 v on i5 2500K = dead chip
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post

1.65 mem volts is normal, and not what voltage the cpu runs at
the memory and cpu have different voltage controllers
1.65 v on DDR3 = a OK
1.65 v on i5 2500K = dead chip

i stand corrected biggrin.gif
Edited by CookiesMonster - 7/25/12 at 5:09pm
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post

1.65 mem volts is normal, and not what voltage the cpu runs at
the memory and cpu have different voltage controllers
1.65 v on DDR3 = a OK
1.65 v on i5 2500K = dead chip

QFT.
1.65v for ddr3 is totally normal.
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Your fine. Sandy and Ivy can handle up to 1.71v on the RAM.

 
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1.65 mem volts is normal, and not what voltage the cpu runs at
the memory and cpu have different voltage controllers
1.65 v on DDR3 = a OK
1.65 v on i5 2500K = dead chip

I know that. I thought using 1.65 on memory hinders CPU somehow. Stability, and, or longevity.
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I know that. I thought using 1.65 on memory hinders CPU somehow. Stability, and, or longevity.
Nope.
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Nope.

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