said by kw0:
Best case scenario, he buys the RAM and the board/CPU realizes he's "going against the Intel grain" and automagically underclocks the RAM, and he saved a few bucks.
Likely scenario: The BIOS will autodetect the RAM settings and it'll run at DDR-1333 @ 1.5V. It'll only see 1.65v if he enables the XMP profile.
Most likely scenario: He already bought the 1.5v RAM and my post is now worthless to read.
I'm sorry, but that's a bullshit way of looking at it. You have no idea how it will behave, and no one on this forum should be purposefully suggesting overvolted ram that is potentially harmful to the CPU.
Building a computer is not like trying to do probability analysis to accurately forecast how the market is likely to behave. This is frankly an idiot test.
And FWIW, but overclocking =/= overvolting. You can run DDR3 ram at 1600 or higher @ 1.5v. There is *no* need to be putting overvolted ram onto Ivy Bridge after the MCH has been put on the chip and you've been told not to.
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