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BurningAce705 February 7, 2013 05:23 PM

1.65v ram on sandy bridge
Hi,I was wondering if ruining my Kingston 8 gb ram kit (1.65v cl9) Will cause any issues with my pentium g870.I have heard that ram kits over 1.5v are bad for sandy bridge,and I was wondering if I will void my warranty by using the ram at 1.65 volts,or if it is in my best interest to run them at 1.5v?

supaflyx3 February 7, 2013 05:24 PM

It should be fine to run it at 1.65, you can always try running it at 1.5 and running memtest to see if its stable.

BurningAce705 February 7, 2013 05:29 PM

I am trying it at 1.5v right now (testing with memtest.)But If I do run them at 1.65v,will my warranty be void?

IRQ Conflict February 7, 2013 06:28 PM

As far as I know exceeding the spec (speed/voltage) the manufacturer set will void the warranty unless specified by the manufacturer that it's OK to do so.

BurningAce705 February 7, 2013 09:06 PM

Well I tested thwm at 1333 cl9@ 1.5v,and they were fine.I'm going to keep them this way as to not void my warranty.Also,I was only runing them at 1.65 volts for 3 weeks or so,and they were hardly being used during that time.But I cant imagine I have done any damage to the cpu during such a short period of time.

IRQ Conflict February 7, 2013 09:10 PM

Over volting your ram shouldn't effect the CPU at all. Probably shorten the life of the ram though.

Silvgearx February 8, 2013 02:16 AM

I run 1.65v ram with Sandy, no problem.

botat29 February 8, 2013 06:12 AM


Originally Posted by IRQ Conflict (Post 689183)
Over volting your ram shouldn't effect the CPU at all. Probably shorten the life of the ram though.

wrong, over volting the ram can damage the CPU ; with SB the memory controller is build in the CPU. Anyway the OP want to under volts not over.

BurningAce705 February 8, 2013 07:27 AM

I contacted Intel support and they said it was fine that the ram was over volted , because it has an XMP profile.Provided I continue to run the kit a 1.5v I will get my full Processor warranty.

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