Originally Posted by ownage
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) They have a superb price on the Opty 165 at 300 compared to newegg's 330. Give them a try, you wont regret it.
No, not true at all. The DDR500 RAM uses the same amount of voltage as DDR400. They speed bin DDR500 RAM do its guranteed to run at DDR500 at 2.7V or how many volts it needs.
Ok, this is where I'm getting confused at. If DDR500 is faster than DDR400, in what way or how does the DDR500 modules get away with the faster speeds then? Tighter timings I know, but also an increase in voltage right? I'm sure if you bump down the DDR500 to DDR400 and monitor the voltage in some utility, you will see the DDR500 drop in voltage a bit to ranges typically found for DDR400 RAM modules. Even some of the performance DDR400 show slightly raised voltages than a voltages shown in regular "value" RAMs. It's typical as you see in OCing CPU. I'm not saying that they're exactly the same, but if you were to push the clock higher (without increasing the voltage), you will naturally see the voltages go up on its own. I know, because I'm looking in front of my PC right now. I had a vcore of 1.5ish and now it's running at 1.61ish. I'm thinking the similar phenomenon happens to RAM too.