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.Mobius.

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#1 10 years ago

Well, I'm about to build my first computer but am a little worried about the voltage ratings of a certain RAM (OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB {PC 6400}) in conjunction with the motherboard (GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R) I might get. The RAM needs 2.1volts, but the mobo is defaulted at 1.9V or something. How would it boot or be stable if theres not enough volts:confused:? I dont have any spare RAMs laying around so I wouldnt be able to adjust it in the BIOS. Thanks for replying!




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#2 10 years ago
.Mobius.;4033912Well, I'm about to build my first computer but am a little worried about the voltage ratings of a certain RAM (OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB {PC 6400}) in conjunction with the motherboard (GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R) I might get. The RAM needs 2.1volts, but the mobo is defaulted at 1.9V or something. How would it boot or be stable if theres not enough volts:confused:? I dont have any spare RAMs laying around so I wouldnt be able to adjust it in the BIOS. Thanks for replying!

The Ram you have their is an overclock, not on the frequency, but the timings. Its not difficult at all though, on the P35's i'm not sure if it automatically detects the lower timings, or if you have to configure it yourself. I had to on my 650i....




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#3 10 years ago

So I'm guessing it'll boot, but I would have to set it in my BIOS right away.

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#4 10 years ago
.Mobius.;4040396So I'm guessing it'll boot, but I would have to set it in my BIOS right away.

Your memory will run just fine on 1.9V. It will just run with looser timing than the RAM is advertised at (probably 5-5-5-15 2T instead of 4-4-4-15 1T). Your motherboard probably doesn't automatically detect the performance settings of the RAM. If you are not concerned with tighter timing, you can leave it alone and it will be OK.