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How far have you pushed the voltage on your memory?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jetsetjimbo, 21 May 2003.

  1. jetsetjimbo

    jetsetjimbo Up-up and away

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    Following conversations I have been having recently I am wondering just how far it is safe to push the vdimm voltage of memory to get that little bit more out of the fsb....

    I've come to the conclusion that the best way to do this is to ask you guys what you're running and how far you've been (with the voltage ;) )

    I personally have never taken it any higher than 2.9v....
     
  2. mushky

    mushky gimme snails

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    i've never felt too comfortable about running it higher than 2.8V for long peroids of time. cant remember why but thats the number in my head :worried: :confused: hardly scientific i know..:D
    i've never seen too much of an improvement at 2.9. that could be why..
     
  3. jimmy the fish

    jimmy the fish What's a Dremel?

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    Never run mine at 2.8V for more than benchmarking, for some reason that number's in my head too :eyebrow:

    Usually run mine around 2.6-2.7V
     
  4. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    i have had mine up to 2.75 but never saw the need for any higher than that
    what is PC2700 technically meant to run at?
     
  5. jimmy the fish

    jimmy the fish What's a Dremel?

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    166MHz (333MHz DDR)
     
  6. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    doh, i meant voltage :lol:
     
  7. jimmy the fish

    jimmy the fish What's a Dremel?

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    Oops, sorry ... not sure, think it's 2.6V :)
     
  8. Iceman

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    3.3v is the highest I've put through my RAM, default RAM voltage for DDR is 2.5v but it's usually set at 2.55 on most boards by default.
     
  9. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    3.3v, pretty high then
    does it still work?
     
  10. Iceman

    Iceman Staff

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    Yes it works fine but i'd expect it to have a very short life if I ran it at that all the time :)
     
  11. CatKing

    CatKing What's a Dremel?

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    hi,

    how can u set it to 3.3v. my mb only allows me setting up to 2.8v and my ram is running at 2.8v all the time.
     
  12. GT3_GOD

    GT3_GOD What's a Dremel?

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    I ran some PC2100 at 210fsb at 3V for a year, worked fine but then I sold it.

    Currently running PC3200 at 255fsb at 2.8V 5-2-2-2 :)
     
  13. sp00n

    sp00n What's a Dremel?

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    Is that Crucial 3200?
     
  14. GT3_GOD

    GT3_GOD What's a Dremel?

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    No TwinMOS with Winbond BH5 chips
     
  15. NiHiLiST

    NiHiLiST New-born car whore

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    Yum, Winbond chips :D

    CatKing: It depends on your motherboard. Mine only goes up to 2.8V too, but some go much higher.
     
  16. herbs

    herbs Nobody but us chickens

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    My ram runs at 2.8v as I can't be arsed to change the jumper on the motherboard but if I want to go higher I just get out a resistor to up the volt but I haven't seen the need.
     
  17. NiHiLiST

    NiHiLiST New-born car whore

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    <off-topic> herbs, nice to see you've experienced the wonder of "Monkey" too :lol: </off-topic>
     
  18. Kasius

    Kasius Bringin' the dremolition

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    Is it really nessasary to run your ram at higher voltages!!! seriously, you're not going to squeeze anything out of the ram.. :wallbash:
     
  19. NiHiLiST

    NiHiLiST New-born car whore

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    It's not necessary no, but it helps keep the system stability when it's running at higher speeds. I have mine at 2.8V all the time because at less than that I can't use all the fastest timings like I do now.
     
  20. Iceman

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    Kasius trust me it helps, I had DDR530 out of my XMS3500 with 3.3v up it.
     

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