kind a agree with you some.
About the QVL, really donÂ´t trust them that much, what kind of guarantee does for example Asus take if the ram on the QVL doesnÂ´t work and what if yours CPU get damage, do Asus give you a new one?
Even the ram manufacturers sell ram for the SB at 1,65v and guarantees that they works but what if yours CPU get damage, do the ram manufacturers give you a new one?
About, new spec, if IÂ´m not misstaken the official ram frequency for the SB is 1333 and probably with a CAS 9, which should be with a 1,50v, well itÂ´s better then the first Bloomfield but the same as Lynnfield, I donÂ´t think Godzilla (read Intel) really care about overclocked rams.
They are biggest out there and the big ones tend to set the rules, I donÂ´t like it either but thatÂ´s the way itÂ´s unfortunately, what can one do, well, one way is to not buy Intel and go for some other.
Finally, go easy on the voltage guys