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Just after some advice. A couple of years ago I over clocked my computer was all fine but started to have problems, I think probably because I had replaced parts and added others. So I defaulted all the settings back and this week have decided to OC it again.

I've managed to get to a 200x21 level, giving my 4200 MHz on the CPU and 1600 on the RAM. I've run prime and made sure everything is stable, which it seems to be. I'm happy with those figures and lowering the RAM timings seems to be pretty much pointless from what I've read, so just to finish off, I want to just lower the voltage for the current figures.

I set it to 1.66 when I was doing my over clock and have been dropping it by 0.02 a time, running memtest86 for 1 pass (around 22 minutes), repeat. I have now managed to get it down to 1.5V, which is the lowest my board will allow. memtest and prime are both running fine with no errors and there doesn't seem to be any windows errors running my usual applications.

So my question is, for the components I have and the settings I'm currently running, does 1.5V seem wrong? I can't help but think that's far too low and I'm missing something by thinking it's stable and correct. Or perhaps it's just my scepticism and all is fine.
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That's absolutely fine, 1.5V is a pretty standard voltage for 1600MHz CL9 memory. I don't know why the kit runs at 1.65V in the first place.
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Cool, thanks for the advice. Well I did wonder what voltage the memory was actually rated at, so I checked the physical modules and voltage said 1.65. That's what got me concerned really, as if Corsair have rated them at 1.65, I couldn't understand how 1.5 is working, but that's more down to my lack of in depth knowledge really.

Oh and just as a side point, if I were able to lower the timings, is what I've read on a lot of sites correct in that it would give virtually no benefit?
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