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post #1 of 16
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Hi everybody.
I am about 30 seconds away from buying this ram

I currently have 2 x 512 of this

on this motherboard
The only problem is that my motherboard is kind of a budget board and my current ram needs 2.1 volts, and the stuff i wanna buy needs 1.8.

Will i be able to run all three sticks of ram without seriously frying or underclocking anything? Any help will be rewarded with +rep
I need to know if i can overvolt the xms stuff
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post #2 of 16
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i believe the word is "bump"
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post #3 of 16
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BUMP! Well then i guess i'm just gonna go 4 it.
My strategy is to undervolt the mushkin which can do cas 3 @2.1v to cas4 and 2.0v (which its already at due to a crappy chipset) and overvolt the xms stuff to 2.0v up from 1.8v
If anyone has strong opposition to this, please tell me now
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post #4 of 16
I would buy the same kind of RAM... It won't be too nice when overclocking if you have dif kinds of RAM
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post #5 of 16
Dude one bump for 24 hours.

I believe the mobo will autoset the voltage the same and it will be O.K.
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post #6 of 16
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ok, thx everybody. Yeah, getting the same ram would b nice, but right now i am only in a position to buy 1 stick of that stuff.
Not too worried about my oc being messed up by ram, cuz its already messed up by my budget mobo whose fsb locks up @ 300 (stops reading sata).
+rep for iampoor and joeubi. srry about bump violation

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post #7 of 16
XMS WILL OVERVOLT nicely!

even if you undervolt the ram it shouldn't mess it up too muck=h (not compeletly sure)
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post #8 of 16
The XMS is great RAM - Go for it
    
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post #9 of 16
The only XMS2 memory I trust for its price and able to OC, the 675mhz kit, I had it and it was great. So, go for it...........and sell the Mushking and get a 2nd module later.
post #10 of 16
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Its here!

Unfortunately i am not in a position to sell the mushkin 2x512.

Anyone have any guidelines for installing it (havent installed yet). I know how to install ram, but should i do anything special like remove my meager oc first?

+rep 4 help of course
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