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A bit confused about RAM voltage and a motherboard

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September 15, 2013 9:45:57 AM

Hello everyone, I'm curious.

I'm looking at upgrading a little, my build can be found here.

at the bottom of the screen there is compatibility issue, between the MB and the RAM voltage. Will the RAM still run or should I choose a different RAM set? I've been trying to find this out all over the forums but haven't found anything conclusive.

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a c 1723 V Motherboard
September 15, 2013 9:51:50 AM

The Kingston DRAM which is a basic entry level set of sticks 1600/9 they show as 1.65 - for this type DRAM the norm is 1.5 and is what Intel calls for....Often that high of a voltage for simple 1600/9 sticks can be indicative of weak ICs (memory chips)...I don't touch 1.65 sticks unless they are 2133 and up, which is where the voltage may be needed
a b V Motherboard
September 15, 2013 9:53:11 AM

The RAM you selected was probably made for the first gen i7s which had a RAM voltage of 1.65. You would be better off looking for a version that runs at 1.5v. That said the RAM will still run, but probably not at its best.