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I bought kingston because it was on the acceptible list for my mobo p8p67 asus board. Is that ok... I just read somewhere that I should have went with 1.5v or something lower... arugh... im on my way to pick up the motherboard and ram now... newegg messed up my address... if so I want to know if I should take it back and get a lower voltage ram... I didn't see too many low voltage kits on the accepted list for my mobo... :X

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Keep in mind that most all 1600 ram can run at 1333 @ 1.5. My ram seems to be stable at 1600 (7-8-7-20 @ 1.5). Still running more tests to make sure its stable but I bought corsair xms after reading it ran 1600 @ 1.5 just fine.
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No, that ram will work fine with Sandy Bridge. Just set the DRAM voltage to 1.5v.
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If i run it at 1.65v though will it hurt the cpu... honestly if asus did it and recommends it... it should be fine in theory right... I want to run this ram at 1600mhz so... its kinda important to me...
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No, that ram will work fine with Sandy Bridge. Just set the DRAM voltage to 1.5v.
May be unstable w/o further tweaking.
 
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I bought kingston because it was on the acceptible list for my mobo p8p67 asus board. Is that ok... I just read somewhere that I should have went with 1.5v or something lower... arugh... im on my way to pick up the motherboard and ram now... newegg messed up my address... if so I want to know if I should take it back and get a lower voltage ram... I didn't see too many low voltage kits on the accepted list for my mobo... :X

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My kingston hyperX runs on 1.65v - 2150mhz all day everyday on my 1155 board with my 870 . Sandy should be no different , i dont know where you read this rubbish ..unless you want low voltage ram ? for what reason who knows .
    
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you might have to loosen the timings if you want to run at 1600 @ 1.5v. Gskill actually has a set of ram for SB that is 1.65 so I am not quite sure we cant run at 1.65 yet but if you can run it at 1.5v for now I would till we know 100% sure whether 1.65 will damage anything or not.

Also the difference between 1333 and 1600 is small
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you might have to loosen the timings if you want to run at 1600 @ 1.5v. Gskill actually has a set of ram for SB that is 1.65 so I am not quite sure we cant run at 1.65 yet but if you can run it at 1.5v for now I would till we know 100% sure whether 1.65 will damage anything or not.

Also the difference between 1333 and 1600 is small
1333 - 1600 difference is small - agreed... guess I will... or losen the timings... i think ill do the latter...

hope people can figure it out soon... I'd like to run them at 1.65 or return them and grab a different kit...
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either that or ill find out if 1.65 v damages anything :X lol
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May be unstable w/o further tweaking.
True, might have to lossen the timings a bit but should still work. I have seen people running at the same settings while dropping the voltage to 1.5 though, all depends on the kit I guess.
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