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Old 04-28-2008, 10:10 AM   #1
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The RAM I have in my computer is set at 1.8v...and the new RAM I want to get is 2.0v http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141199 since I can't set the voltage in the BIOS will my computer auto adjust the voltage for me? Or should I just try and find more 1.8v RAM?
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What motherboard do you have?

Most motherboards will adjust the voltage automatically If you get blue screens as you start up or the computer freezes on startup then you know the motherboard hasn't adjusted the voltage
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good fast ram by the way
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:51 PM   #4
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here is a link to the mobo http://www.intel.com/products/mother...ggc2/index.htm

I'd rather not have to waste the time returning it if I don't have to..whatever help you guys can give me would be most appreciated

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If it works =p
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:02 PM   #5
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I'd be very surprised if the Mobo doesn't auto adjust the Memory Voltage for the new RAM.

Some BIOS's may not show the settings you need to adjust but settings such as RAMV are usually set to auto for future upgrades but are just not shown.
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:05 PM   #6
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I found this in the pdf file...section 1.4 for system memory http://download.intel.com/design/mot...D4427801US.pdf says (only) 1.8v...kinda sucks
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I found this in the pdf file...section 1.4 for system memory http://download.intel.com/design/mot...D4427801US.pdf says (only) 1.8v...kinda sucks
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guess that means I got to look for different ram lol...unless someone has any advise
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guess that meas I got to look for different ram lol
Have you considered a new Mobo & RAM?
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Have you considered a new Mobo & RAM?
don't have the money, bad enough I'm getting a new psu and gpu and a new computer for the wife..guess I'll find ram with a bit faster timings that runs on 1.8v
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you could save money on that cpu and gpu and buy a new mobo...if you want.
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you could save money on that cpu and gpu and buy a new mobo...if you want.
thats true also, but it's ok, a new cpu/gpu is pretty much half a computer

+ a new ram kit is probably what I need since this no name brand crap ram doesn't work in dual channel...

and the difference between 5-5-5-15 and 4-4-4-12 timings
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...+1.8V&x=6&y=38

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I found this RAM...the timings are 1 lower than the ones I'm using http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145527
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Standard DDR2 modules run at 1.8V, your mobo's BIOS will adjust the voltage automatically to correspond with your new RAM specs.
Your motherboard can run that RAM fine.
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Standard DDR2 modules run at 1.8V, your mobo's BIOS will adjust the voltage automatically to correspond with your new RAM specs.
Your motherboard can run that RAM fine.
you mean http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141199
are you sure? REALLY sure? I really hope you are right
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Yes, my P5K also says in the specs: "four 1.8V DDR2 DIMMs", and it auto adjusted my Corsair XMS2 to 2.1V fine.

I think the "only" is referring to DDR2 and not the voltage. Maybe you should contact Intel first just to be 100% certain though.
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Yes, my P5K also says in the specs: "four 1.8V DDR2 DIMMs", and it auto adjusted my Corsair XMS2 to 2.1V fine.

I think the "only" is referring to DDR2 and not the voltage. Maybe you should contact Intel first just to be 100% certain though.
I did actually...and they said only 1.8v...and then they tried to sell me stuff...
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It says underneath the DIMM specs in the PDF that the RAM will be configured to the SPD profile, so as long as the RAM you are buying has SPD profiles, then it will auto-configure. Even if is really only 1.8V, the RAM will just run slightly slower with looser timings.
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