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Ok..so here's the deal:
Back in the 1366 days too much RAM voltage could damage your IMC.
That changed with Sandy Bridge,but Intel and others kept on with "Keep your RAM voltage low"
I took a gamble back then and ran my 1.65v rated RAM @ 1.74v because that's what it needed to be stable.
You know what? I never experienced any IMC/chip damage from that.
As a matter-of-fact, I cannot recall hearing of anyone experiencing that.
Have been doing it ever since.
Bottom line: The "Keep your RAM voltage low" thing is a farce.
Give your RAM what it needs (according to the IC) in order to work properly on the platform that you are running.
On AMD You probably shouldn't go over 1.76-8v.
On Intel SB or newer..it's according to IC tongue.gif
Post your platform/RAM voltage+frequency/IC here!

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Edited by Schmuckley - 10/18/14 at 12:15pm
 
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Well that cleared up a question I asked earlier. I was a little uneasy about running ~1.725 DRAM on Haswell.
Yes, I checked the OC guides. No, it didnt make me feel any better about it redface.gif

Dont know why I worry, I abused my AMD platform haha. Thanks Schmuckley thumb.gif

Edit: RAM specs are currently in tweaking

Currently using 2133 @ 1.65V and tightening up the timings. Did manage to fully stabilize the XMP profile on my setup, with a few timing tweaks. 2400 @ 1.725V
Edited by mezmenir - 10/15/14 at 9:20am
    
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I never liked the thought of running any higher than 1.65v in general. Dont wanna spend another $200 on RAM if I dont have to.
     
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Running RAM at 1.6v over here :3
24/7
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Running RAM at 1.6v over here :3
24/7

Same, but any higher than that then I have to worry about my RAM. tongue.gif
     
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my RAM sticks say 1.65V. i run 1.7V. 0 issues
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Well since it's on topic, which do you guys think is more efficient?

I mean, I am not worried about killing the RAM, they are 1.65V sticks (+/- 5%) is within the 1.725V range. I was more worried about killing the board, or CPU.

2133 @ 9-11-9-30-1N @ 1.650V
2400 @ 11-13-13-35-2N @ 1.725V
    
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Originally Posted by mezmenir View Post

Well since it's on topic, which do you guys think is more efficient?

I mean, I am not worried about killing the RAM, they are 1.65V sticks (+/- 5%) is within the 1.725V range. I was more worried about killing the board, or CPU.

2133 @ 9-11-9-30-1N @ 1.650V
2400 @ 11-13-13-35-2N @ 1.725V

I'm guessing those are newer sticks..The Hynix kind..
idk..Maybe run some 3-round burst IBT and see which one gives the most GFLOPS? headscratch.gif
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

I'm guessing those are newer sticks..The Hynix kind..
idk..Maybe run some 3-round burst IBT and see which one gives the most GFLOPS? headscratch.gif

They are fairly new, and cstkl1 mentioned they might be Hynix, but I personally have no idea.
Would have loved to keep my Samsung HYK0, but 16GB just ain't enough. redface.gif
And yeah, I am burst testing with IBT and CPU at stock, actually trying 2200 now.

On Topic: Didn't run my Sammy HYK0 over 1.55V much because they just didnt' scale, but they did run awesome.
    
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I have dominator platinum's 2133 9-11-11-31 @ 2400 9-11-11-31. 1.7v to stay stable.
 
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