Can somebody answer me this: How much power does the typical DDR3 memory kit (say 2 DIMMs) require? Cause I've been reading about people talking about power constraints when OCing memory (below), or samsung touting their 1.35v "eco" RAM, and many other incidents that make me wonder, how much power is really consumed on the memory sticks, cause it's like 10W more or less, in my head right now, which makes them pretty irrelevant in power requirements.
Or is this whole conversation relevant, because lower wattage results in less stress of the IMC VRM of the board? (BTW having recently read about VRMs, in AMD FM2 platforms, the X+Y phase design means [X to the APU, & Y to the IMC], it's not [X to CPU and Y to integrated GPU]). So I believe it was the IMC phase whose chip got burnt in those sad FM2A75M-ITX motherboards, therefore having used lower wattage RAM *might* have made some difference.
EDIT: NVM, I checked tom's hardware article
, and apparently lower power memory hardy earns you any watts, just as I thought. I think I'll be selling my Samsung 8GB eco-kit as it is being sold for more than 100$ (incl shipping) on eBay! These guys are making quite a profit, considering that the same kit was 40$ (or less) on Newegg a few months ago!
Edited by Wall - 3/6/13 at 3:25am
So far have comfortably got it up to just over 2133MHz with no real problem, plan to try pushing it as much as I can to 2400MHz and will report back if I manage it (current PSU is only 90W so I don't have much OC'ing headroom left!)