I have been thinking about buying some new ram b/c the ram that I am currently using isn't identical, so I am not able to use my motherboard's dual channel feature. They're 2 sticks of 1GB each, Corsair cas 5, one of them 800mhz, the other 1066 mhz, BUT my system is running at the 800 mhz since that's the lower mhz of them both. In the newegg specs of my motherboard it says that my max voltage for ram is 1.8V. I would like to know if I really HAVE to obey that rule or if it is safe to buy ram running at higher voltages and change the voltage in the motherboard BIOS? What are the risks? etc. I was looking at some ram that is 1066mhz both 2GB, with a cas of 7. I would ideally want something faster than cas7 but with that the Voltages also increase above 1.8 which is why I need to know wether or not it is safe to adjust the voltages in the BIOS.
Here is a link to my Gigabyte EP45-UD3R motherboard:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
And here's a link at the potential ram that I was looking at:
Newegg.com - Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT25664AA1067
Any help, input, suggestions, or thoughts are highly appreciated! And thanks in advance!