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Is this ram SAFE for Sandy Bridge?

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Hey everyone, I just pulled the trigger on a 2500K and P8P67 Pro and I intend to use the current ram from my AMD system in this one if possible. The ram I use runs a very high voltage from stock to run its crazy timings and it is a little older aswell.
http://www.mushkin.com/Memory/Blackline/991601.aspx
Can this mobo use ram like this that uses 1.85 volts stock? I currently have mine running at 1.9v on the Crosshair IV with no problems. I know Intel recommends you use ram that is under about 1.6v but that sounds rather limiting for the high end stuff out there. Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 11
Safe for SB? No.

You may have luck loosening the timings and run it at a lower voltage. I doubt it though.

DDR3 is getting cheaper and cheaper. I got a 8GB kit for $65.
post #3 of 11
Those voltages are really high. Use 1.65 at max. If it doesn't pass memtest then try loosening the timings. You really wont notice that much of a difference.
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From what I've seen, 1.65v is already somewhat pushing the limits for the sandy bridge memory controller. I can't imagine much more than that is safe.
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Rule of thumb. If its made for P55 / LGA 1156 its probably safe for P67 / LGA 1155.
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Rule of thumb. If its made for P55 / LGA 1156 its probably safe for P67 / LGA 1155.
Yeah this ram is kinda haggard and not P55 certified so I think I'll have to buy some new stuff soon. What do you guys recommend for ram that don't have the lame 9-9-9-24 timings that corsair loves and still 1600mhz and above? I keep seeing everyone with those timings and its starting to piss me off
post #7 of 11
Perhaps list your price point? Real world performance differences are not that huge, so CAS 8 / 9 is not really a big deal...
Go look for some G skill Eco, or some Hyper IC's?
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post #9 of 11
That ram wouldn't be safe for SB long term honestly. Those voltages are pretty extreme and you'd be better off selling those for a few bucks to pick up some DDR3 in the 1.65 and lower V range. As was said, DDR3 is considerably cheaper nowadays, so why risk your nice new SB setup with a dangerous component? I'd get some 1600 DDR3 if I was in your situation as it wouldn't hinder a nice OC
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This article is a good read. http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/mem...sandy-bridge/1

It really depends on how much performance you wan to pay for. Intel SB prefers speed over timings.

IMO I wouldn't go over 1.6v on SB ram. Remember the memory controller is onboard now, and at 32nm.
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