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I don't know much about memory OCing, as you could probably tell from the 50 billion questions I've asked in the last 2 days, but I think this will be the last one.

Say some RAM is running at DDR500 with 3-3-3-8 and 2.6-2.8v. If I increase the voltage to 2.9(max my mobo can give) will I be able to lower the timings? I can't increase the freq. (250 is mobo max), but will I be able to lower the timings with more voltage?
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you may be able to... it really all depends on what specific IC's your RAM uses. some RAM likes high voltages and others don't. pull out your RAM and post what the modules say... or post a pic of them.
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I didn't order my RAM yet, but it's probably going to be this unless someone can really talk me out of it.
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well it all depends on the RAM itself... but typically RAM doesn't perform better if you give it more juice than it was made to handle...sometimes it does though. you'll have to test it yourself, or ask someone w/ those specific modules
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Originally Posted by kevin_tsoi2000
I didn't order my RAM yet, but it's probably going to be this unless someone can really talk me out of it.
I'd say that's the best stuff for the money for 2x1g
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Originally Posted by kevin_tsoi2000
I didn't order my RAM yet, but it's probably going to be this unless someone can really talk me out of it.
I have that RAM and it's really nice, but for getting tighter timings with more voltage on them...they will actually become instable if you raise the vdimm about 2.6v.
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Originally Posted by Dopin_Nuts
I have that RAM and it's really nice, but for getting tighter timings with more voltage on them...they will actually become instable if you raise the vdimm about 2.6v.
Thanks for the input, didn't know that. What are you running your RAM at right now?

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