1.6V vs 1.5V - G.Skill F3-10666CL9T-12GBRL

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1.6V vs 1.5V - G.Skill F3-10666CL9T-12GBRL

Postposted on Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:44 pm

Sometimes I have the notorious "Missing Memory Problem" (e.g. 24G installed, board boots with 16G) and one solution I read was to increase the DRAM voltage. I'm wondering if there are other, less "brute-force" ways of addressing this problem.

My freq/timings are 6x4GB @533, 7-7-7-19 CR1. I haven't found a combination that will consistently boot all 6 DIMMs so I'm trying the DRAM voltage at 1.6.

G.Skill replied to someone on newegg saying 1.6V would "work fine" but neither writer specified the chipset. So I'm wondering whether 1.6V DRAM actually is safe to run through the X58 chipset.

Thanks for any thoughts you'd care to share...I appreciate it.
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Re: 1.6V vs 1.5V - G.Skill F3-10666CL9T-12GBRL

Postposted on Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:38 pm

canoli wrote:Sometimes I have the notorious "Missing Memory Problem" (e.g. 24G installed, board boots with 16G) and one solution I read was to increase the DRAM voltage. I'm wondering if there are other, less "brute-force" ways of addressing this problem.

My freq/timings are 6x4GB @533, 7-7-7-19 CR1. I haven't found a combination that will consistently boot all 6 DIMMs so I'm trying the DRAM voltage at 1.6.

G.Skill replied to someone on newegg saying 1.6V would "work fine" but neither writer specified the chipset. So I'm wondering whether 1.6V DRAM actually is safe to run through the X58 chipset.

Thanks for any thoughts you'd care to share...I appreciate it.

I believe x58 standard is 1.65v
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Re: 1.6V vs 1.5V - G.Skill F3-10666CL9T-12GBRL

Postposted on Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:46 pm

Thanks for your reply DoK - you may be right; frankly I've been confused about this ever since I put the system together.

I dialed it back to 1.5v and I'll re-boot whenever the missing-memory problem arises....like I've been doing.
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Re: 1.6V vs 1.5V - G.Skill F3-10666CL9T-12GBRL

Postposted on Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:25 pm

If you can get a part number off the die used on the Gskill module, I'll look up the specs. Perhaps there's a broader operating margin on them.
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