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QUESTION: will my ram work with mobo or do i have to boot it with a 1.8V stick ???

post #1 of 8
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i just ordered a Gigabyte S3 from newegg
and some OCZ gold (the cheap $119) 1GB stick
DDR 2 800 (PC6400)
it is 5-5-5-12, and says 2.0V. can it boot at 1.8? if not, does this mean that i have to get other ram? plz dont say it so? or do i have to boot with a 1.8V stick and then change BIOS to 2V then pop OCZ in? plz say no!!!
will it work?
plz say yes
    
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just use one stick, if it wont boot with 2 sticks then itll more then likely boot with one stick no problem
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WOOT! i only have one stick! so it'll work for sure the first boot then?? then i can go into BIOS and up teh Voltage to the RAM?!
lol im so worried, i shouldnt be
the parts are still in the mail LOL...
but really so on the VERY first post should i go into BIOS first thing and up the Vdimm? or should i wait?
    
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i would do it on the first post, i had my p5b-d and it wouldnt boot with both of my gskill sticks in it (they were rated at 2.0-2.2), so every once in a while when i had to clear my cmos do to a bad oc i would have to remove one stick to get it to boot up, then on my first boot i would change the vdimm to 2.2 or whatever and shut it down-put in my other stick and it would reboot just fine
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Isn't all ram operational at 2.6 volt or is it just me?
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post #6 of 8
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were talkin about DDR2 lol, your on a whole 'nother level. DDR 2 needs like 1V less than DDR 1, overvolts to like 2.4V if your risky (whereas DDR1 OV's as you know above 3V)
    
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post #7 of 8
Yeah...well...good luck!
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post #8 of 8
Mine requires 2.1v and booted just fine at 1.8v.

Although, 2.1v is rated for 450Mhz @ 5-5-5 timings, lol, and I ran at 266@5-5-5, so no problems there.
    
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