View Full Version : Will new memory run on my current 2.8v memory setup?

07-01-06, 11:37 AM
Hey everyone,

Currently my system is running the following:
2x 512 PC-3200 OCZ Gold Dual Channel (OCZ4001024ELDCGE-K) spec'd at, 2.8v (http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/memory/ocz_el_ddr_pc_3200_dual_channel_gold) This memory is running dual channel at @ 2.8v currently. I'd like to upgrade that to a 4x512mb configuration, unfortunatly newegg doesn't carry this exact memory anymore.

My question is, can I purchase the following memory and continue running Dual channel, at 2.8v? (2.8v being importat so I can accomidate the current memory in the system)

Kingston HyperX, @ 2.6v (http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator/partsinfo.asp?ktcpartno=KHX3200ULK2/1G&promo=hx2shp)
OZC Platinum Series Rev2, @ 2.75v (http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/memory/ocz_el_ddr_pc_3200_platinum_revision_2)
Corsair XMS Xtreme, @ 2.75v (http://www.corsairmemory.com/corsair/products/specs/cmx512-3200xl.pdf)

I'm strongly considering the purchase of one of the two 2.75v sets. I figured that they'd probably run stable at 2.8v but I wanted to doublecheck with the experts before I make the purchase.

Thanks for any and all help!

07-01-06, 11:39 AM
Yeah, it'll be fine. I never run my memory lower than 2.7, regardless of what it's rated for. Of course, I OC, but still.

I think jAk'll be the first to tell you a little more juice to your RAM is a good thing.

07-01-06, 01:21 PM
I wasn't very happy with the hyperX I had. I always had weird glitches and assorted corruption problems, memtest showed the ram as fine overnight, but as soon as I went to OCZ all problems stopped. I've also heard from a couple of guys at work the same gripes. I'd go OCZ again if I had your choices.