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post #11 of 25
If you want to get down to brass tax, little is gained with gaming (I realize that those on OCN do other things) after DDR2-667. I appreciate the industry moving forward and the e-peen gained with really high speed ram, but at the end of the day how often are average users running ram-centric benchmarks?

(Don't take what I just said the wrong way...I love having fast memory but numbers are numbers)
    
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Originally Posted by 1keith1 View Post
Whats the big deal about 1.5V? Does it really save that much power? Why not just run them at 1.65V like other ram? I think I don't understand something here.
Lower voltage means less heat and more overclock headroom. Although, ram does not get super hot and are currently limited by how strong the IMC is on the CPU.

The lower voltages usually also allows for a higher voltage ceiling. Say you have 1.7v max for a rated 1.65v stick. You can only add .05v when overclocking them to get them stable. Now if the ceiling doesn't change you will have .15v from 1.5v rated voltage to play with.
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post #13 of 25
yawn....
post #14 of 25
There's only one IC that could do that at 1.5V.
Hypers.
I can smell it.

EDIT: Just noticed the 9-11-9 timings, looks like they're just high binned PSC
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
There's only one IC that could do that at 1.5V.
Hypers.
I can smell it.

EDIT: Just noticed the 9-11-9 timings, looks like they're just high binned PSC
I believe hypers are discontinued. Not entirely sure. Was a while ago.
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post #16 of 25
6 Week later..

"Corsair New Dominators low voltages, running @ 2.800 GHz CL6 1.5.."

and so on..
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2133 9-11-9



These are just crappy PSC sticks, like everything else out there these days.
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Lower voltage means less heat and more overclock headroom. Although, ram does not get super hot and are currently limited by how strong the IMC is on the CPU.

The lower voltages usually also allows for a higher voltage ceiling. Say you have 1.7v max for a rated 1.65v stick. You can only add .05v when overclocking them to get them stable. Now if the ceiling doesn't change you will have .15v from 1.5v rated voltage to play with.
DDR3 can easily handle over 1.8v, it's just Intels IMC keels over at above 1.65v iirc and AMDs can't handle the speeds RAM would get to.
    
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Not Hypers. Those timings are meh. I'll go back to enjoying my Elpidas ^^
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Nice, but corsair ram is still too darn expensive to justify.
Not anymore, ever since ram prices have gone through the floor in the past few months you can get the same batch of (6GB) corsair dominators I got for 150 & 180 dollars for 110 on one of neweggs sales. Kind is upsetting, but also is good if i decide to get more ram.
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