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I have a quick question. My RAM is rated to run at 2.2V, and I can only choose between 2.25V and 2.15V in my BIOS. Don't know if it's possible in other BIOSes. Is it ok to run at 2.25V, and won't this damage my memory, or should I look for another BIOS version or leave my memory voltage at auto?
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run it at 2.25 i got mine at 2.3 and mine rated at 2.2 too.. so youre good man.. ballistix got heat sinks
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Yes, it is fine to run them at 2.25v. Heck, I run mine at 2.30v.

But if possible make sure you have good air circulation in your case so that the modules don't get too warm.

Touch the modules while you do some heavy task that's memory intensive, such as games, after a 15 min of playing, check 'em out. If too warm for your taste, time to add some active cooling to help.

I have the TT-Shark case, it has a side panel opening plus the two 120mm fans which keeps my hardware cool, so I don't worry about heat at all.
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I have my ram rated for 2.5 volts running at 2.9 without any problems. I had to jack up the voltage to keep them stable and to run at 1t command rate at the overclock im running.
    
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burnstudios; I also used to run my DDR at 2.90v w/o any problems either. Thing is always to keep an eye on heat.
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woo!! DDR2 @ 2.4v FTW! rated 2.1v. lol no cooling but the stock heatspreaders, running 1k MHz on PROMOS IC.
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