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Some people have been sying this is a No No that these memory modules use TOO MUCH Voltage

I want to build this i7 920 machine.

For now, I want to use the 4 x 1 gb 1600mhz DDR3 AxeRam that I have from Transcend.

They are high voltage I am sure, but shouldnt I be able to run them underclocked at a lower voltage suitable for the I7 Platform ?

untill I maybe find a buyer for these sticks and purchase some real Tri Channel 6gb kit?


I am fairly certain i can pull a happy simple OC from the i7 920, and maybe downclock the ram to 1333mhz with a proper votlage right??
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Of course, you can run it at whatever you want until something goes kaput. Slower speeds and less voltage won't break anything.
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Well.... what voltage are they?
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as long as they dont go above 1.65v they should be fine, otherwise they can fry the cpu....
     
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According to This Transcend Data PDF
Shows 1.8 V!!!!

Would I at all be possible to Under clock it witha MUCH lower Voltage?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by StormX2 View Post
According to This Transcend Data PDF
Shows 1.8 V!!!!

Would I at all be possible to Under clock it witha MUCH lower Voltage?
I used to run some XMS3 1333MHz (6-6-6-21) modules, which were stock at 1.8v, at 1.5v 1333MHz (7-7-7-24).
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Originally Posted by StormX2 View Post
According to This Transcend Data PDF
Shows 1.8 V!!!!

Would I at all be possible to Under clock it witha MUCH lower Voltage?
TRAITOR!!!! (j/k)

Listen, I would actually avoid transcend modules. They limited my overclocks tremendously. I mean seriously, a BE Athlon X2 wouldn't be stable after 3.0Ghz. Why don't you get some GSkill Tri Channels (3x1GB) for 69.99 on the egg? I believe they are the red ones.
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I'm pretty sure you can have vdimm over 1.65 as long as its within .5 of vtt
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TRAITOR!!!! (j/k)

Listen, I would actually avoid transcend modules. They limited my overclocks tremendously. I mean seriously, a BE Athlon X2 wouldn't be stable after 3.0Ghz. Why don't you get some GSkill Tri Channels (3x1GB) for 69.99 on the egg? I believe they are the red ones.
It is not about me buying ram, i hate these as a Gift, and I want to use them =-)
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It is not about me buying ram, i hate these as a Gift, and I want to use them =-)
Give them to me
I will give them a nice home in a Ph2 build.
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