G.Skill TridentX 2400 with Asus Maximus VI Extreme with 4770k


I have recently started building my pc part list on pcpartpicker and when I got down to my ram (G.Skill F3-2400C10D-16GTX) it said that it exceeds the operating voltage at 1.5V. My question is, once I put these in for the first time they will be downclocked to fit the requirment right? Then i will have to go and select the XMP profile in the bios to get it to run at 2400 at 1.65? or is anything above 1.5V strictly going to not work at all?

Thank you very much

edit 1: here is the exact quote from the site."G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory operating voltage of 1.65V exceeds the Intel Haswell CPU recommended maximum of 1.5V+5% (1.575V). This memory module may run at a reduced clock rate to meet the 1.5V voltage recommendation, or may require running at a voltage greater than the Intel recommended maximum."

I have never overclocked RAM before but know there are recommended voltages for things like a CPU that you really shouldn't go past but is it the same for RAM?
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    They are fine, the quote from Intel refers to running the CPU at stock settings, to run the higher freq sticks often takes a OC of the CPU so voltages are fine, I have 32GB of 2666 Tridents in my Haswell @ 1.65, 32 of 2400 Tris in my IB build (@1.65) and have had 2133, 32GB sticks in my SB at's not a problem...and you'll love the Tridents, been pretty much using them exclusively for builds for over a year now - no problems with any
  2. Thnak you very much for your answer. I have seen other threads with people using these but was just confused on the process of making it work.
    Thanks again :)
  3. It's really pretty easy, make sure you have the latest BIOS, install and then go to BIOS enable XMP and select profile 1, should have no problem
  4. Thank you very much
  5. No problem, can probably go ahead and close the thread
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