Intel Warns of Overvolting RAM With Core i7 Processors

Nemo - October 7, 2008 09:01PM in CPU's

If you're an overclocker eagerly waiting the upcoming release of Intel's Core i7 processors you might want to pay attention to reports out warning that applying too much voltage to the memory can damage the CPU. The report originated when a Taiwanese web site posted pictures of the Asus P6T Deluxe motherboard based on the new X58 chipset. A sticker placed across the DIMM slots on the board warns than increasing memory voltage above 1.65V can permanently harm the CPU. With some current enthusiast memory requiring well above the 1.5V JDEC standard for DDR3 memory, overclockers may be facing a dilemma when trying to get the most out of the Nehalem processors.