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    Why is 3200mhz 1.2v ram so rare?

    Seriously, I don't want overclocked ram. I care about the lifespan of my components and usually have long stretches of time between builds
    The only ram I can find is the kingston value ram, but it's high latency. How much that matters today, I don't know.

    Am I going to have to suck it up and buy ram at 1.35v ? or is there an option I haven't considered. (This is for an intel 11600k if that's useful information at all)

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    Re: Why is 3200mhz 1.2v ram so rare?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonatron View Post
    As does Skinflint:
    https://skinflint.co.uk/?cat=ramddr3...1.2%7E254_3200
    who handily (usually) have a link to the manufacturer in case they made a mistake in their database.

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    Re: Why is 3200mhz 1.2v ram so rare?

    Most RAM actually runs at 1.2V,when its not set to XMP/DOCP. AFAIK,the maximum JEDEC rated speed is around 3200MHZ,and is at very high latencies.

    The higher voltages are for XMP/DOCP settings which are usually over 3200MHZ,with much tighter timings. These usually are guaranteed by the manufacturers - what you need to be more concerned with is the maximum officially rated speed of the IMC in the CPU. This is set at 3200MHZ for Zen2,Zen3 and RKL,and at 2933MHZ for CML.

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    Re: Why is 3200mhz 1.2v ram so rare?

    Would that then mean that for example the 11600k the max rated would be 3200? https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us...-4-90-ghz.html

    Just trying to understand, and to be honest with you I still don't have much of a clue what ram to buy.

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    Re: Why is 3200mhz 1.2v ram so rare?

    Quote Originally Posted by Xuse View Post
    Would that then mean that for example the 11600k the max rated would be 3200? https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us...-4-90-ghz.html

    Just trying to understand, and to be honest with you I still don't have much of a clue what ram to buy.
    If running the IMC at stock on the appropriate motherboard,then yes. You can run higher speed RAM,but technically that is overclocking the IMC.

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