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hi i have a new build with a q6600 and 4 1gb sticks of C4D corsair dominator 6400 . my question is the default in my bios is set to 5 5 5 18 [email protected] v the spec for that memory is 4 4 4 12 @2.1. do i set it to that spec and since i have 4 1gb sticks would it harm the pc in the long run ? i am not overclocking the pc at the moment .would it be better set at 5 5 5 18 @1.8 volts

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Hello,

 

The memory timimgs will not cause damage to the PC, however if they are too low it can cause file corruption/BSODs or prevent the PC from booting.

 

Change the timings to 4-4-4-12 and set the voltage to 2.1v and run memtest for a few hours.

If all is fine then leave it as this will improve system performance.

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you have to set mem timing to spec when ever you get new mem... bios' always will change it to 1.8v default and 5-5-5 timings, if your mem is spec for the timings you say, then you should have no problems running those speeds and volts, plus it'll give you better performance with the spec speeds!

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i ran memtest today once to see what i was looking at all passed no errors ran for about 2 hrs. the only thing i was concerned about if it makes any difference at all is they are 2 different versions one set is 2.2 i believe and the other is set is 1.2 ? but so far they seem to run ok and yes it seems faster in games with the 4 4 4 12 2.1 setting.

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