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Was just looking around for some new memory for my Sandy Bridge build. I found out that G skill offers fast memory with good timings at a reasonable price. But there is one thing I noticed about this memory and for the example I'll use the [ Ripjaws-X ] F3-12800CL7D-8GBXH
  • DDR3
  • Intel P67
  • CAS Latency 7-8-7-24-2N
  • Capacity 8GB (4GB x2)
  • Speed DDR3-1600 (PC3 12800)
  • Test Voltage 1.6 Volts

I'm pretty new in the whole memory thing and I don't understand alot of it. But here I see good latency's, but it's allready at a voltage of 1.6. Isn't this voltage very high and therefore it can't be overclocked? I've the feeling that if I buy these I'm buying a set that's allready been set to the max and I can't tweek it any more.

Am I right?
Edited by willieboy90 - 1/24/11 at 2:06am
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Tested voltage means that they worked at 1.6v - what is there SPD voltage(the default) i don't know, but normally all manufactures test their ram to withstand 1.65 volts. I think yours will be running at 1.5v judging from this table => http://www.guru3d.com/news/gskill-ri...-sandy-bridge/
So i don't think you will have any problem to run them higher.
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They don't say anything about the default voltage.

This being said, do you think this is a good set for a SB setup, say better then Corsair Vengeance or Dominators (not GT) with 1600 mhz?
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I got these.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231402
they work perfect.

For some reason when they sent them to me, they were black on black, odd.
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Originally Posted by cl04k3d View Post
I got these.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231402
they work perfect.

For some reason when they sent them to me, they were black on black, odd.
black pcb?
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black pcb?
Yeah, want a picture?
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Originally Posted by cl04k3d View Post
Yeah, want a picture?
yes please!
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Black PCB = Pure Sex

/thread (until after we see picture)
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Here.






Better like them I had to pull it out of my pc lol.
Edited by cl04k3d - 1/21/11 at 1:18am
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I had an orgasm.

They should make black pcb standard ffs. Anyway, thx for all the advice. I'll order a set of Ripjaws or tridents soon ^^
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