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Please keep in mind I'm one of the people here that have read all 62'pages
About 15 pages into this thread it was about the .5v recommendation
Now I see it pop up again in conversation

But that's not possible if you have 1.65 v ram
If you run 1.6v on the vtt your going to kill it
I don't see how safely that works
And that's within the .5v
So please explain this to me
There's no explanation some 62 threads now


There's an explanation for 1.3v plus not going over 1.25 or whatever but not 1.65

It seems Ludacris to think the vtt must be that high other life expectancy is 50% less
.5v not .05v

So if you are running 1.65v RAM you wouldn't want your VTT to be under 1.15v. If you were to overvolt the RAM further for some reason (tighter timings) to 1.73v you wouldn't want the VTT to be under 1.23v. Might also want to take into account that it wouldn't be uncommon if your motherboard overvolted your RAM voltage from what is set in BIOS by as much as .08v. Taking that possibility into account it might be an even better idea to keep the VTT and RAM voltage within .4v of each other.

Generally for 24/7 settings I wouldn't want to go over 1.4v and would prefer being under 1.35v. I don't blink an eye at up to 1.5v of VTT for short benchmark runs though. Now that said I wouldn't be so sure about your 1.6v will kill it theory. Not that I'd be comfortable with it or recomend it for someone else but take a look at what it takes to run 2000MHz RAM. I've heard of XMP profiles for 1.7v VTT and I've seen people running 1.6Xv VTT 24/7 to get the RAM frequency.

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Edited by ~sizzzle~ - 12/20/10 at 8:56am
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Well I doubt I will have that issue, I cant get stable at 1.35 VTT so 1.1 is a bit out of the question...


But now that its cleared up thanks for the heads up....

1.65v Ram should have a VTT of no lower than 1.15... 1.65 - 1.15 = 0.50 and as per intel spec VTT should be no higher than 1.40
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Thankyou for the help,
It is a bit confusing
The both of you made it crystal clear Thoe, vtt etc etc

Also I'd never consider going over 1.65 especially with xms ram
Maybe if it was Kingston or mushkin !

I never been crazy about overclocking ram
The benefit for me isn't worth the hassle

I'd rather not fool with it unless I feel it's restricting my overclock
9 times outa ten it's not!

Myself my board ram and CPU should be here today
I've already started the tear down
I'm expecting it any minute !
Edited by ekko - 12/20/10 at 9:40am
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Thankyou for the help,
It is a bit confusing
The both of you made it crystal clear Thoe, vtt etc etc

Also I'd never consider going over 1.65 especially with xms ram
Maybe if it was Kingston or mushkin !

I never been crazy about overclocking ram
The benefit for me isn't worth the hassle

I'd rather not fool with it unless I feel it's restricting my overclock
9 times outa ten it's not!

Myself my board ram and CPU should be here today
I've already started the tear down
I'm expecting it any minute !
You will be very happy with the switch.. I have taken a little heat here and there from switching from a Q9550 that ran 4.0 to this.
But from my testing so far, this 760 @ 3.8 is equal to my Q9550 @ 4.25 in games & benchmarks.. Its actually just a tad better in 3DMark....
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post #615 of 1926
Im sure the move from a q6600 has a even bigger advantage!
I'm glad you mention this!

I've read time and time again how q95 is amazing overclocker
When in comparison to my q66 it wipes the floor with it!

But I never found it under 300$ , it like never on sale LOL
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Originally Posted by ekko View Post
Thankyou for the help,
It is a bit confusing
The both of you made it crystal clear Thoe, vtt etc etc

Also I'd never consider going over 1.65 especially with xms ram
Maybe if it was Kingston or mushkin !

I never been crazy about overclocking ram
The benefit for me isn't worth the hassle

I'd rather not fool with it unless I feel it's restricting my overclock
9 times outa ten it's not!

I try to help when I can.

For the most part I agree with your take on RAM overclocking. I've actually benchmarked the difference between 1448MHz and 1600MHz in a 3D setting (vantage) @ 3.8 using my 930. I was just curious for myself if I was loosing anything by not getting the most out of my RAM. In Vantage anyway there wasn't any notable difference. 2D benchmarks on the otherhand like SuperPi are really responsive to small changes in memory frequency. I believe this shows up in real use as that RAM overclocking won't make a large differnce in gaming but do make your computer feel a bit snappier on the desktop. <---JMO FWIW.

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Just curious.. Is anybody running OS X on their i5?
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post #618 of 1926
Oh I'm doing the dance bro

Well all know the out for delivery status never looked better LOL

Yes i can see we agree on things as well!
I honestly wish overclocking ram did more!
If you think about what it actually does for the computer as a vital part and it's role
The benefit should be higher! Sad it not
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The main reason for fast ram is aggressive changes in base clock speed. My bclk Max is 210.
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false alarm!
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