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My Ram is set to run at 1.60v, but fluctuates between 1.60-1.61v. It doesnt seem to entirely stabilize. I'm running some Intel based memory from GSkill on my AMD based PC and have been having some issues trying to stabilize my machine. Just set the timings lower and was wondering this about the voltage.

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the small fluctuation probably isnt an issue. if you recently tightened the timings, the ram might not be stable. intel vs amd ram is all the same, its just some sticks are certified to run with one or the other, but most DDR3 will work with any processor. if there is an issue, then its most likely your motherboard and the RAM, not the CPU and the RAM.
    
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Took them from 7-7-7-24 to 8-8-8-24 as that is what most of the GSKill Support crew recommended. The voltage is currently staying consistent at 1.61v.
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2 sticks or 4?
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Fluctuations between 1.60 -1.61v's isn't a problem.
Small amounts of fluctuation is actually normal in a system and this can be seen in CPU-Z with CPU voltage if you watch the screen long enough. I have to say many boards tend to hold voltage but a tiny amount isn't a thing to worry about if you see it.

It's when you start seeing things like from 1.60-1.65v's, it could be a possible issue to worry about, wild swings in voltage such as 1.60-1.75v's means you have a real problem going on.

EDIT:
Just saw it looks like you got it stablized - I don't think you have anything to worry about here.
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2 sticks or 4?
4 sticks total. Thanks a lot, Kryton. I'll give these settings a go and post any mishaps here if something does arise.
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Took them from 7-7-7-24 to 8-8-8-24 as that is what most of the GSKill Support crew recommended. The voltage is currently staying consistent at 1.61v.
I think it's 7-8-7-24 not 7-7-7-24
Do not listen to what the G.Skill reps say about loosening your timings on AMD; AMD actually likes tighter timings, and a lot of G.Skill's "Intel-based" memory works fine on AMD (in fact as far as I'm concerned that Intel-based thing is a marketing scam).

You might want to increase the CPU-NB there, 4 DIMMs can stress the memory controller a bit more but with a C3 revision 4 DIMMs at 1600Mhz should work perfectly.
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I think it's 7-8-7-24 not 7-7-7-24
Do not listen to what the G.Skill reps say about loosening your timings on AMD; AMD actually likes tighter timings, and a lot of G.Skill's "Intel-based" memory works fine on AMD (in fact as far as I'm concerned that Intel-based thing is a marketing scam).

You might want to increase the CPU-NB there, 4 DIMMs can stress the memory controller a bit more but with a C3 revision 4 DIMMs at 1600Mhz should work perfectly.
I eventually got blue screen issues when running it at 7-8-7-24. I just want a stable system, no overclocking has been done on anything. I had the voltage at 1.65v which is what they are set to run at, but a GSKill member said to run them at 1.60v on an AMD. My system is set to run them at 1600Mhz, currently.

Do you think switching my timings back and keeping the Dram voltage at 1.60v would be the best bet then?
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I don't know why they would tell you to run 1.6V rather than 1.65V; AMD is fairly flexible with memory voltage.
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I have never heard 1.6 from GSkill-it has always been 1.7v for the best performance.Bump the voltage up to 1.7v and you will be stable more than likely.Chips vary but I run mine at 1.76 to 1.8v no problem.
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