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Memory 1.35v RAM

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Zero_UK, 14 May 2012.

  1. Zero_UK

    Zero_UK New Member

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    Hi

    I am wanting to upgrade to 8gb of RAM, to be on the safe side is a Corsair dual channel XMP, 1.35V set suitable for the Lynnfield i5 750 (first generation i5) with a MSI GD65?

    The max voltage is 1.65v so I'm sure 1.35v will just be fine (if not better). Although I want be safe than sorry. Would I need to set the voltages manually if they have been set at 1.65v in the bios?
     
  2. Deders

    Deders Well-Known Member

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    The rule is it mustn't be more than 0.5v away from the VTT voltage or it could damage your CPU's memory controller.

    Can't remember what the default voltage is but with my overclock reads 1.195v in MSI's Control Center I'm pretty sure it's not that far away from default so the lowest voltage I could set my ram to would be 0.695v.

    Will you be removing your current ram?
     
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    1.35V is fine with Lynnfield. I would not mix 1.35V with 1.65V, but you can generally run 1.35@1.65V. Unless it has XMP to enable 1.35V you will need to set it manually otherwise it will default to 1.5V according to JEDEC DDR3 spec.
     
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    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    It'll work fine. And it'll be able to carry forward to new builds with more ease.
     
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