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My mobo says ddr at 2.5v...

But I wanna get this as an upgrade...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210

I know it's 2.6v instead of 2.5v...

Can I get away with different volts...

Thank you for any help...
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post #2 of 12
Just turn up your memory voltage to 2.8v when you install the new RAM. If you don't, there is no guarentee that the RAM will run at stock 200MHz @ 2-3-2-5
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If it is a good motherboard it shouldn't matter. I run my DDR at 2.7V and it is fine.
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Here's my mobo...Should have put it up in original post...Sorry

http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?f...2_no=&cat3_no=
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post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by clacker View Post
If it is a good motherboard it shouldn't matter. I run my DDR at 2.7V and it is fine.
Good mobo doesn't have anything to do with it. The RAM needs a certain amount of voltage to run at stock.
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So I can only get 2.5v memory then?
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post #7 of 12
No. You can up the voltage on the motherboard. I have an 865pe neo2 that allows for up to 2.8v, but you might not have to add that much voltage for it to work properly.
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post #8 of 12
Some boards go as high as 3.5v for DDR.
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post #9 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jcharlesr75 View Post
No. You can up the voltage on the motherboard. I have an 865pe neo2 that allows for up to 2.8v, but you might not have to add that much voltage for it to work properly.
Where can I look to find out how high I can up the voltage?

The website only says 2.5v nothing about upping the voltage...

Thanks though, that's a big help...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wannabe_OC View Post
Where can I look to find out how high I can up the voltage?

The website only says 2.5v nothing about upping the voltage...

Thanks though, that's a big help...
Go into your BIOS and search for DRAM settings.
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