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July 5, 2013 8:57:33 PM

I have a quick question about ram memory voltage compatibility
I have an asrock extreme 6 mobo and getting ready to buy some ram, I am looking to buy the crucial ballistic sport (low profile) ddr3 1600 pc3 12800.
The question is these sticks run 1.35v. All regular profile ram looks to be 1.5v.
I am looking at the low profile to make sure I clear a evo 212 cpu cooler. Is there a big difference? Is it compatible?, or is it fine?

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a c 1942 } Memory
July 5, 2013 9:10:32 PM

First don't even worry about the EVO, the fan can be adjusted for height...JEDEC standard for DDR3 is 1.5, in most instances the newer low voltage sets will work (more w/ Intel than AMD), the Rock mobos are pretty good compatibility wise with LV sticks so will prob be fine with them, if you go that way and have a problem, just try raising the DRAM voltage to 1.4....Should be fine, if any problem give me a holler
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July 5, 2013 9:29:17 PM

Tradesman1 said:
First don't even worry about the EVO, the fan can be adjusted for height...JEDEC standard for DDR3 is 1.5, in most instances the newer low voltage sets will work (more w/ Intel than AMD), the Rock mobos are pretty good compatibility wise with LV sticks so will prob be fine with them, if you go that way and have a problem, just try raising the DRAM voltage to 1.4....Should be fine, if any problem give me a holler


Well, thank you very much for your reply. Heck, in that case i'll just get the regular ram sticks, they're a little cheaper anyway.
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a c 1942 } Memory
July 5, 2013 9:46:30 PM

Good way to go, everybody is jumping into low voltage, in large part for feedback and to work with it, DDR4 is around the corner andwill be down around 1.3
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