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does it not damage the cpu in the long run though?
 

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That's a load of bollocks. HWBOT has been running 2.1v DDR4 since Skylake first released.

It's a misconception, that vDIMM supplies the IMC; your motherboard is not supplying vDIMM to the IMC, the motherboard is supplying vDIMM to the DIMM's (1.5v in this case). VCCIO is the voltage that your motherboard supplies the IMC with, of which up to 1.25v VCCIO is perfectly safe (it will default to 0.95v). If you're still not comfortable, just manually bang 0.95v in for the VCCIO voltage and 1.0v for the VCCSA.

ASUS have also listed 1.65v RAM on the compatibility list of their 1151 motherboards with DDR3 support. I was running 1.65v 2400MHz DDR3 on my Skylake build.
 

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Thanks bro. 1 last question - would you know what kind of fps would i be looking at in arma 3 with the 6100 a gtx 970 and 8 gigs of ram?

 

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What speed is your DDR3 by the way?
 

There are enough reviews stating it, if it wasn't a problem then why did they release ddr3l? Not saying your wrong as I don't know enough about it but its something that is often stated.
 

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There aren't any reviews demonstrating it, there are plenty of reviews parroting what Intel said and then plenty of people misinterpreting what has been parroted. They didn't release DDR3L, 1.35v was always there, it just wasn't called DDR3L until the release of Skylake.
 

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tbh my build is wierd. i have a 8 gb of 1600 MHz and 4 gb of i dont know what becouse it is some shitty brand i cant find the speed to so i don't mind if i just take it out.
 

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Wouldn't worry at all then, with 1600MHz (1.5v I'm assuming?) Your VCCIO/SA should be well within spec, but still, there's no harm in checking the voltages the first time you boot the computer up. Intel issued that warning about using 1.5v DDR3 because loading the XMP/AMP profile could cause the VCCIO/SA to go out of spec, but a lot of people took it as you absolutely can't use 1.5v+ DDR3 RAM because it'll kill the IMC... forgetting that 1.5v vDIMM has the grand total of fuck all to do with the IMC. Just make sure the VCCIO/SA don't go above 1.25v.

With Arma 3, you have a decent CPU for it but the other important thing that improves Arma 3 performance is RAM speed, the video card doesn't matter much at all. You should be able to play with the settings to get a constant 60fps in single player.
 

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so, https://gyazo.com/8c485c7dddc9584b3dee8e46ccc0555a this kind of a build would be fine right?
 

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I'd go for 2x4GB sticks of RAM rather than 1x8GB stick, they should be priced similarly too. $499.89 for a GTX 970!? You could get a GTX 1070 for that, though it's probably not ideal to pair a GTX 1070 with an i3, I'd be looking at an RX 470, RX 480 4 or 8GB or a GTX 1060 3 or 6GB. Can't see the PSU clearly, but I'm guessing it's a Corsair CX500? It's not very good to be frank, this is good though -

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/3hkwrH/corsair-power-supply-cp9020102na

I'm assuming you have everything else.

Here are my VCCIO and VCCSA voltages with 2400MHz 1.65v DDR RAM by the way -

https://gyazo.com/0e2f4674aca366297517d3788f6538fa

Both well below 1.25v.
 

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haha would never pay 400 for a 970, i have the ram psu and ram allready aswell as the gpu i was just wonderin if the mobo and cpu work with what i have :D
 

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Oops lol. Yeah, that RAM is bang on, it automatically overclocks to its advertised speed so you won't even have to load a profile and it's 1.5v. You may need to update the BIOS so the motherboard recognises the CPU, but that board has EZ Flash 3 so you can update the BIOS without a CPU. Everything is good :)
 

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how would you update BIOS if i may ask?
 

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you are the real mvp bro. You deserve a beer case for helping me :D
 

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im not :) happy christmas to you too :)
 

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