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  • Crucial Ballistix DDR3 - 3x 2GB - 6-6-6

    I was wondering if 3x 2GB of this RAM is compatible with:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/C...ix_PC3_12800U/

    Also is the i7 940 compatible with the GA-X58A-UD3R:

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/mot...board-review/1

    I am almost certain it is, I'm just slightly confused as to why everyone who is looking for an i7 is only ask for an: i7 920, 930, or 950.. Why does no one want the i7 940?

  • #2
    the ram will be too over powered at 1.8v for a 1366 board, better off sticking with 1.65v max some mushkin ram will be your best bet mate great value for money
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    • #3
      Originally posted by callumburns View Post
      the ram will be too over powered at 1.8v for a 1366 board, better off sticking with 1.65v max some mushkin ram will be your best bet mate great value for money
      The thing is ill be getting it for free xD Will it be safe to use it?

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      • #4
        Think you've already asked this in another thread - 1.8V is really too high a voltage for Intel i7 CPUs, so no - it's quite risky. As Callum said, you need to be looking at 1.65V or less.

        EDIT - to answer your question from another thread, there aren't many i7 940s mentioned as when the LGA1366 i7s first came out, it was the 920, the 940 and 965. The 965 was revered as a great overclocker but a premium product, the 920 was the "cheap as chips" i7 which could easily be overclocked, and the 940 was the forgotten one. It was basically twice the price of a 920 for an absolutely negligible increase in performance at stock over the 920, and hardly any better at overclocking than the 920. For most, it was a don't buy.
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        • #5
          im sure intel LGA1156/1366 the memory controller is more strictly limited to 1.65v, although someone else that is more clued up about intel processors should help you out

          edit: NickCPC got there ahead of me !
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          • #6
            Originally posted by NickCPC View Post
            Think you've already asked this in another thread - 1.8V is really too high a voltage for Intel i7 CPUs, so no - it's quite risky. As Callum said, you need to be looking at 1.65V or less.

            EDIT - to answer your question from another thread, there aren't many i7 940s mentioned as when the LGA1366 i7s first came out, it was the 920, the 940 and 965. The 965 was revered as a great overclocker but a premium product, the 920 was the "cheap as chips" i7 which could easily be overclocked, and the 940 was the forgotten one. It was basically twice the price of a 920 for an absolutely negligible increase in performance at stock over the 920, and hardly any better at overclocking than the 920. For most, it was a don't buy.
            I think I was asking about another set of ram which I didn't get, I didn't know what voltage the ram was so I thought I would ask here Thing is I'm getting it for free so is there anyway to scale down the voltage to 1.65? (I'm new to all this :\)

            EDIT: Ah right, thanks for the info on the i7 940s

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Magatame View Post
              I think I was asking about another set of ram which I didn't get, I didn't know what voltage the ram was so I thought I would ask here Thing is I'm getting it for free so is there anyway to scale down the voltage to 1.65? (I'm new to all this :\)
              Ah, fair enough

              TBH your best bet would be to sell it and buy some lower-voltage stuff. If it's rated at 1.8V, that's probably what it needs to run stably. 1.8V really is too much for the memory controller on the CPU, and although you could reduce how much voltage is going to it from the motherboard's BIOS, chances are it won't be stable.
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              • #8
                if you scaled it down it wont run as well as what it should as you would imagine but if your getting it for free you should try selling it for some extra monies
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by callumburns View Post
                  if you scaled it down it wont run as well as what it should as you would imagine but if your getting it for free you should try selling it for some extra monies
                  Will do, ill go ask in the price check section xD

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                  • #10
                    good stuff mate
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