Safe VCCSA/VCCIO voltage? Got an email reply from G.skill
Just wanted to share an email response I got from G Skill regarding my auto XMP voltages on VCCSA and VCCIO. I Bolded/underlined the part in their response that im curious about.
My email to them:
I purchased the Trident 4400mhz kit to go along with my MSI Meg ace and 9900k. Seems to work with XMP right out of the box, however, the HWInfo reads out the following voltages for XMP:
I have heard that these are potentially dangerous voltages to the IMC, and I just wanted to get your input on that. Is it really safe to push that much voltage through?
High Voltage is the nature of the game for extreme performance. Those values are correct, however it is possible for each CPU to slightly vary is required value so in some cases minor tweaking may be necessary to find the perfect value. There is no danger to high Voltage as long as the system is attempting to use it. However if you attempt high Voltages without adjusting other settings to utilize it, the system may have too much overVoltage and that may cause harm.
Once the system is running stable at the proper specifications, the only concern is making sure CPU temperature remains within 80 degrees C under any scenario. CoreTemp is a good software that can record max temps reached so you can use that to check once in a while to see how warm it has gotten.
As far as timings, the system defaults should work best.
Thank youGSKILL SUPPORT
It seems that the XMP values pre-determined for the 4400mhz from Gskill call for values that high according to their response.
Out of fear of frying my IMC I've managed to get a stable:
4166mhz 17-18-18-38 tRFC 500 @1.45V with some tightened secondary timings.
Can anyone comment on this info? Has anyone been safely using upwards of 1.45V on the SA with no issue?