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Hey, I just got a kit of 2x2gb G.skill PI Black DDR2-800 for christmas, and just threw it into my rig with the current 2x1GB of Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800.

The G.skill pi's are rated to run the stock speed at 1.8-1.9v...The Ballistix are rated to run at 2.2v! I put the ram voltage in the bios at 1.92v...is this ok? I figured that it would just be unstable if it didn't work, and worst case scenario I would just run the Pi blacks...however, 6GB of ram sounds good to me!

Tell me if there is anything wrong with this. Thanks!
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post #2 of 5
no there is no problem.....it's something normal that rams are unstable...but try to put the timings the same at all of the rams see if it works
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As long as it is stable, your OK. I, personally, would just use the 2x2 kit unless you are doing some really RAM intensive stuff.
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It won't damage anything to run it at the lower voltage. The worst that can happen is the Crucial won't be stable. I'd run memtest for a loop or 2 to try it out, and keep an eye on it for a day or 2 to make sure it's stable.
 
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post #5 of 5
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I think im going to just run the pi's...no need to stress my northbridge more and make stuff unstable because the ballistix require more voltage...thanks!
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