How do you know what voltage to use for your memory?

GreyKnight

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Hi

I've read about people altering the voltage settings in their motherboard BIOS for their memory for both overclocking purposes, but also to solve certain problems such as lock ups. How do you know what voltage your memory needs for reliable use?

I've ordered some Corsair Dominator XMS2 PC6400 memory for my new Asus P5N32-E SLi 680i motherboard, will the standard voltage settings be correct for normal operation?

Thanks

Graham
 

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Yes. (unless of course your ram needs a small voltage increase for stability reasons.... LOL)

Seriously your fine. 1.8V is "standard" DDR2 voltage. Seeing as your getting "Dominator" series ram, it might require 1.9 or 2.0v. Check with the packaging/where you bought it from for proper voltage. Then, after turning your computer on for the first time, enter the bios and confirm the ram is on "SPD" or auto. As long as your running SPD/Auto, you should be at your "correct" voltage level.