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How much memory voltage is ok?

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none1

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Aug 12, 2002
Location
Chicago, IL
DDR, dimm voltage defaults to 2.5 in my bios, how high can I go before some of you start getting nervous? Is 3.0 generally safe, or is that pushing it?

Thanks
 

JaY_III

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Dec 17, 2000
i saw 2.8V is the MAX you should push DDR if you do not want to risk killing it.
3.0V is asking for trouble... that is a 20% incress in voltage.
and the benifits of raising the voltage quickly disapear in the 20% inccreass of voltage range.
10% is gernally safe
10%-15% a risk becomes greater
15-20% high risk of dead RAM and more voltage does little to help more speed.
20%+ you better have some good cooling, and the risk is VERY high of killing hardware
 

ninthebin

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Mar 24, 2002
Location
Liverpool, UK
as jay mentions, it goes on the principle of unstable lines from your psu...if your getting around 15% + too much from your psu then you risk damage...so manually setting it would have the same effect
 

oops

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Jun 21, 2002
I've touched my RAM after shut down the computer, it's REALLY hot. And mine is using 2.6V. So I don't think 3V will be a good idea.