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SB CPU damage w/ 1.65v ram?

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Just wondering if it's safe to run 1.65v ram on a SB board.. should I return my 1.65v ram to newegg + restocking fee and order another pair of 1.5v ram?? worth it?
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You may be able to run it at lower voltage, most SB memory is defaulted to 1.5v, not sure if its because of the board or the ram....

I would try running it at 1.50v and see what happens.... If it doesnt work you could always return it just to be safe...


I read a few places that said there should not be a problem, but have to wonder why they are releasing different ram with lower default voltage??
I know there was issues with the first gen i5/i7 and having 1.65v ram & your vtt voltage below 1.15v. CPU's were quickly degrading.. But if you ran 1.65v Ram and had the vtt at 1.15 or higher there was no reported issues...
Maybe this is just a way to keep that from happening on stock builds...
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I cant say for sure that 1.65 is safe even though thats what I would lean towards, I can say for sure than 1.5 is way too low a max and 1.6-1.625 is far more realistic.
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I'm currently running my ram at 1.575v with no problems. You should be fine with 1.65v ram, but I would try to reduce the volts as much as possible while still having them be stable.
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