Originally Posted by Jaquith
No, they're not 'fine' and a few of G.SKILL's (Ares & some Ripjaw) require a VCCSA of 1.25v to run properly. I do not recommend a VCCSA of 1.25v. The highest safe VCCSA Voltages is 1.10v to 1.20v max, and 1.35v and higher will degrade your CPU(SB, SB-E or IB) in no time. A high VCCSA is indicitive of either older and/or cheaper IC's which G.SKILL has chosen to use and my only assumption is because they're cheaper.
G.SKILL's own posted information states the same but yet their own guide illustrates 1.25v VCCSA. Keep in mind that in many of their kits the XMP setting will automatically set the VCCSA to 1.25v.
Yep, I'm the same guy.
I know who you are.
So, can you tell me why their guide is specifically for the Rampage IV Extreme? I mean, don't you think that this means they found that this has to be done on the Rampage IV Extreme and no other motherboard? I mean, it's the only motherboard that they went out of their way to create a short guide telling their customers to set the VCCSA to 1.25V. Why didn't they just make a general guide? Or, why didn't they make a guide for each board?
You also stated, "I beg to differ, either the Ripjaws X or Z require in XMP VCCIO/VCCSA voltage of 1.25v, and instead similar to the Corsair Vengeance are tested VCCIO/VCCSA voltage of 1.10v." As I said, I have a set of Ripjaws X and yet they're running just fine with my VCCSA set to Auto which puts it at 0.925V.
So, I need more proof than just that little guide that they wrote for the Rampage IV Extreme.