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    Default Opinion Memory Voltage

    I've seen where people will state that their ram will run at rated speed at say 1.95v but set the voltage at the maximum suggested by the manufacture, say 2.1v to be safe or just set it at the suggested max and forget it. I was under the impression, less voltage, less heat, good. I've a board that overvolts the ram by .08v +/- so setting 2.1 would actually be overvolting, so being safe, would be using as little voltage in BIOS as possible for a stable condition. I'm sure that ram manufactures take into account board differences when setting their suggested max, but extreme conditions will still exist. I've some Crucial ram rated 800 C4 at 2.2v so in the board above I'd be pumping 2.28v to them and would probably create a condition of premature failure with some sticks; experience by some with this board and ram. My thoughts are that ram should be treated just like the CPU using as little voltage as need for 24/7 stability.
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    Default Re: Opinion Memory Voltage

    The Spec on ram stickers is the max Warrantied allowed and it does not mean at all they need this to run stable at any speed, just that they have been tested to for sure run at stated timings and speed and those voltages, and that that is the max allowed under warranty

    Crucial Die often, over or undervolted. It is best if you can to use them at 2.1 or less. Memtest86+ is the only way to know what they will run stable at, but yes lowest you can do and be stable is better

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