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I recently bought and assembled a new pc. The ram that I got requires 2.2 v, Where as the motherboards standard voltage for ram is 1.8v. If I were to leave it at 1.8, would there be a noticeable difference in the preformance of the ram? I ask this because when I do increase the voltage to 2.2, the motherboard lists 2.2 as "red"(red being the most dangerous looking color out of all the choices). Since my ram does support 2.2 v, can anything bad come of me increasing the voltage to 2.2. Damage to the motherboard? Thanks

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DQ6 LGA 775 (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128046)
Ram: CORSAIR Dominator 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145043)
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Welcome to geeks to go. As far as I know you don't need to change the voltage. I assembled many computerese and never changed the voltage and all worked well.

When you install the memory doesn't it work?
Running the high voltage and getting the warnings can shorten the life of the mother board...
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It does work. I was just wondering if perhaps running the memory at 1.8 v when its 2.2 v memory would in some way affect its performance.
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I do not think that it will affect the performance. The 2.2 volt is the max volt that the ram can take not necessarily the wanted running volt.
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