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1.35v Memory vs 1.5v Memory

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Just a quick question, as the title suggests should I get 1.35v or 1.5v memory. Both run at 1600MHz and same CAS latency. Thanks smile.gif
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Get the 1.35v ram and run it at 1.5v with tighter timings.
    
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post #3 of 8
samsung 1.35v memory is rated to run at 1.5v

get the low voltage stuff
post #4 of 8
1.35V less heat and thus more overclocking potential.
post #5 of 8
Common sense tells that less volts are better if you are getting RAM with the same speed, right?
post #6 of 8
1.35V is obviously better but sometimes it might be improportionally more expensive, so depends on the situation
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mmmmmmmm depends on the ram really. 9 times out of 10, the lower voltage ram is better. However there are some types of ram that are binned to run at lower volts. ie, someone could have made ram to run at 2000mhz at 9-9-9-24 at 1.5 volts and it could have had issues trying to run at that speed. So instead of throwing that ram away, they could back off the speed and choose lower voltage to advertise it as "green" memory. In fact there have been a couple of issues with the gskill sniper memory at the lower volts.

I would say that you should really check out reviews of the ram you want to buy.
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Get the 1.35v ram and run it at 1.5v with tighter timings.

yep.

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