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 Post subject: RAM Temperatures
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:54 am 
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Does RAM choice affect power draw and temperature? If so, which is best to use, for a passive mini itx system?


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 Post subject: Re: RAM Temperatures
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:02 pm 
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The power draw of RAM is negligible, but if you want the lowest power draw choose low voltage RAM.


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 Post subject: Re: RAM Temperatures
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:51 am 
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Kingston have a selection of HyperX "LoVo" memory that runs at low voltage, DDR3 1600 @ 1.35v and in case of 2x2GB kit DDR3 1333 @ 1.25v. Pricing seems competative to "normal" DDR3 and they have green heatsinks, that I think look rather nice. Not sure they'd "go" with my motherboard colours and of course each to their own!
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 Post subject: Re: RAM Temperatures
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:49 am 
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In a few watts range. I'd say not worth it.

DDR3 1.5v is fine. DDR4 will be your next stop :D


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 Post subject: Re: RAM Temperatures
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:59 am 
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Ok, the power saving is negligible, but what about temperatures?

EDIT: according to this benchmark the range for temperatures is a bit higher, but they are still close to normal voltages...

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