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Windows 7: Adjusting RAM voltage to sticker on RAM


23 Jun 2009   #21

Windows 7 7232b x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I have some new G-skill 1066 Mhz RAM. My motherboard has the voltage at 1.8V. The RAM spec voltage is 2.0-2.1V. I have set this at 1.9V but am wondering if going to 2.0 or 2.1V would be a good idea. I have seem some tutorials and 2 page long papers on overclocking RAM but this is more simple. Is it better to have RAM voltage set to spec or leave it at "normal" or "auto"
Hi,

I have 2.1V rams. OCZ 1066mhz 5-5-5-15. When I left the settings in auto and ran Memtest I had some errors in some tests. Then I posted them in the manufacturers forum they suggested to set the V and timings manually. I did it as they said and no errors in test and the rams work ok. Later I set the V to auto, still working without problems.

Because you have and Gigabyte board you have ET6 software, you can set your ram voltage in bios to auto set the timings manually (mem profile 'turbo' that is the default ) then check in ET6 the dram voltage.

If it shows 2.080V 2.060 or 2.1. It is working without problems. Later you can run memtest to make sure there are no problems.



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23 Jun 2009   #22

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Cool, thanks for the info. I have been looking at the ET6 software. I have not decided whether to use it or not. I suppose it would work OK.....

That's good info the manufacturer told you to set the RAM manually. I have read that about 90% of people are running their RAM under the recommended voltage...but if it works, that's the main thing I guess. I just want it to work.

My build is currently laying on my table waiting for a couple of parts to come in the mail....I can't wait to get it running again. I am really thinking about getting a new CPU. I didn't know what I do now and the Q8200 might not do what I want. I think I will get a Q9550 now. haha
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23 Jun 2009   #23

 
 

Put it this way nate: If g.skill didn't recommend you run at 2.1v, they wouldn't have put it on the sticker

As long as it's stable at whatever volts you use, it's okay
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23 Jun 2009   #24

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

I have your mobo's cousin, and it had the same problem...it kept the voltage at 1.8, even though my RAM (g.skill like yours) called for 2.0 - 2.1.

I was getting BSOD's pretty regularly until I boosted the voltage up to 2.0. Since then, I haven't had a single BSOD.

I'm pretty new to tweaking, but I think it helps to have the RAM running at its designed specs.

Noob advice... so take it for what its worth.
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