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Corsair Valueselect running at DDR2 [email protected] timings

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I heard that the fourth timing when refering to memory had almost no impact on performance but a huge impact on how high memory can be clocked, so I decided to test this out and by leaving that at 12 (my memory is rated for [email protected] 400 and [email protected] 533) I was able to accomplish DDR2 400 at 2-2-2-12 with only 2.00v vDimm! Is this crazy or what?
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lmao

I have recently (30 seconds ago lol!) decided to screw overclocking and set everything to settings set for maximum stability and cold temps, my CPU is at 1.3vCore at stock speeds and my RAM is at DDR400 with 3-3-3-9 timings and 1.8vDimm (AUTO) and I am happy with it since I really dont notice much performance difference between 3.00 and 3.75 anyways, kinda sad.
 

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Im surprised it not only booted but was also stable at 2-2-2 timings! But this RAM has never ceased to amaze me, it was rated for DDR2 533 at 4-4-4-12 and 1.8v but with only 1.9v and the same timings I passed DDR2 667!
 

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2v is a very small amount of voltage for memory, high end DDR memory is often rated for 3.3-3.5v! In my experience, even the cheapest Value memory from any good brand (kingston included) should be alright up to about 2.4v, don't quote me on that though
and yes it will void any sort of warranty you have on it, mine was only rated for 1.85 lmao.
 

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How the heck should I know, all I know is my memory said warranty covers it if it is run up to 1.85v but I never give a crap about warranties anyways, burn something out, what better excuse to get a better replacement? Infact right now I am practically PRAYING that my P4 530 will die so I have an excuse to give in to the temptations of a Pentium D 950 Presler instead of waiting for Conroe
 

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Thumper is absolutely right, infact when I was picking out memory for my AMD system, I found the max voltage supported by my mobo and then searched newegg for RAM that was rated for that high of voltage (like 3.5v+) and came up with OCZ ELPE DDR600 and bought it, that has worked out well for me so far except for the fact that when you have DDR600, you will never need to run it at such high voltages unless you want to run 1:1 with a 400MHz FSB or something
 
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