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OC Ram required more Vcore, is this normal?

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I've noticed that when I increase the OC on the ram, obviously I need to increase the ram voltage to 1.65V, but is it also normal to have to increase Vcore as well?

I am on an i7 920 system.
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Yea it is. But normally you would only need to change IMC + ram voltage. (somethimes you can just up the vcore instead, but check if it's stable or try to up the IMC voltage instead.. just 1 or a few bumps.) smile.gif
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Yes it's not too unusual. It puts more stress on your IMC when you run higher frequency memory which is why you needed higher voltage.
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Do I NEED to overclock my ram? Does it really increase performance that much?

The ram is rated for 1600mhz. I can run it at 1333mhz without increasing any voltages.

This also drops my CPU temps by about 5 degrees.

So is that extra 267mhz worth it?

I really only play games, no high end CPU intensive tasks.
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post #5 of 5
If it requires 1.65 for only 1600 then I'd probably do 1.5v 1333 instead and tighten the timings.

My 2400 ram uses 1.65 so I cant see using that for 1600 if its causing ill effects on your CPU.
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