Originally Posted by Aleckazee;12173571
I have a few questions, can I get the HyperX 1.65v 2000MHz (4GB) and put it in a motherboard on a 1155 socket that says (in the specs for memory) 1.5V 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz???
The first problem I see is the voltage and the second is frequency, if the RAM says 2000MHz which the motherboard doesn't support (but it does both higher and lower frequencies), what will happen?
Can I over-volt the RAM even if in the specs the motherboard says 1.5V?
EDIT: Also, can I get 2 sets of 4GB HyperX 1.65V 2000MHz (identical specs and all) and run it fine or do I have to get the pack that comes with 4 sticks or 2GB (which is priced higher)
Yes, you'll have a few options. If you want to run them at 2000, you can either raise the BCLK to 107.2 and use the 18.66 multiplier or drop it to 93.7 and use the 21.33 multiplier.
However, I would recommend keeping your BCLK closer to 100 and overclocking or underclocking the memory. With a bit of extra voltage you can probably do 2133 at the same timings (or very close) as they're rated for at 2000. You could also downclock them to 1866 and tighten the timings, if you'd like.
You can buy the sticks in any configuration you like. They don't need to be sold as dual channel or triple channel. As long as they're DDR3, they'll run in as many channels as your IMC supports. For instance, I bought my memory in three 1x2GB kits.