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Chris June 23, 2009 05:30 PM

Dram voltage 1.79 dangerous?
I have 3 sticks of OCZ3G1600LVGK. If I set dram voltage to auto, and dram timing to auto, I get

DDR 1520 MHz (cpu 190x20=3.8GHz, 8x dram multi)
FSB: 190 QPI 6.8 GT/s
CAS 10-10-10-24
Memory bandwidth 16889 MB/s

Dram voltage is 1.58v

I wanted to run it at rated spec which is 1600MHz and timing, and I got
DDR 1600 MHz (200x19, 8x dram multi)
FSB:200 QPI 7.1 GT/s
CAS 8-9-9-19 (as shown in CPUZ in spd)

I got DDR voltage at 1.79V
and memory bandwidth 16889 MB/s

Is 1.79v too high?
Why is bandwidth the same?

BTW, I am running i7 with vcore 1.25v and vtt at 1.22v
Hardware as in my sig.

IRQ Conflict June 23, 2009 05:50 PM

According to the OCZ website these sticks operate at 1.65volts. I would just try to run it by manually entering the info if the BIOS isn't doing it properly.

Chris June 23, 2009 09:23 PM

Thanks. I signed up at OCZ forum and post a support question. Steve's answer was 1.65v but increase QPI vtt to 1.3 or 1.35. I tried 1.3 and it is not stable. I'll try 1.35v, but is it too high?

Squeetard June 23, 2009 10:45 PM

According to intel, anything over 1.65 can fry your motherboard.

MpG June 24, 2009 03:08 AM

What are you using to get these bandwidth and voltage readings? Software voltage readings aren't necessarily accurate, and I would avoid using any Auto voltage settings on your memory.

Chris June 25, 2009 10:34 PM

The 1.79v was shown in bios "health" page. Also, HWMonitor shows VIN 1.79. When I tested the cpu stability, I ran the ram at 1066 speed, and left voltage at auto. After I am done with cpu stability, I started to bring ram up the speed of stated spec, but forgot to set the voltage and left it at auto. It ran for about 3-4 hours and was stable. There are some ram's from OCZ that people run with 1.8v, but maybe not this one. I have run it at 1.64v and QPI at 1.3v, but not stable. I'll increase QPI, but I really question the benefit since running it at 1520 at loose timing, instead of 1600 at the tighter timing gave the same bandwidth (according to memtest86+ v2.11).

I am out of town, so cannot do any more testing until next week.

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