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Intel X58 voltage work-around in the works?

Posted on Thursday, October 09 2008 @ 00:11:46 CEST by

A new report by FUD Zilla unveils some motherboard makers are working on a solution for the memory voltage issue with the Intel Core i7 processor. It's said that the maximum voltage you may apply to your memory on X58 is 1.65V because more could damage your Core i7 processor but anonymous sources told FUD Zilla that there's a work-around which allows you to up the voltage to as much as 2.3V without damaging your processor:
It seems like it's possible to "trick" the motherboard into delivering more power to the memory than what Intel specifies and there will be several motherboard manufacturers supporting this feature, although there will be those that will stick with the Intel spec as well, as this is the easy way out.

We're not entirely sure how this work-around is done at the moment, but as long as it works, we're sure all the overclockers out there will be happy. This might also allow for higher memory speeds and we've heard numbers in the 2GHz range being mentioned on some X58 boards, although we have to wait a bit longer to see which boards will be the X58 overclocking kings.
Not all X58 motherboards will have it though, so you'll have to be careful about what you buy.



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