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Putting a 1.65v in a GA-G41MT-D3 + Intel Q6600 Quad-Core 2.4GHz

Hey everyone I was wondering if it was safe to test my new RAM modules (G. Skill 4x2GB 2133MHz 1.65v) in my GA-G41MT-D3 MOBO + Intel Q6600 Quad-Core 2.4GHz.

I'm awaiting my new MOBO and I'd like to test these new modules to see if they are working as well as to test the the current MOBO to see if there is a problem with the current memory as my PC BSODs a lot except when gaming.
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    I would not recommend it. The older North Bridge based DDR3 memory controllers aren't up to the task of running DDR3-2133, that's twice the DDR3-1066 that they were rated for.

    EDIT: You can certainly test them for functionality, but don't try and run them at their marketed speed
  2. Yes sir it's all safe. If RAM is incompatible due to speed, most mobo will simply underclock the RAM. Along with an underclock will come an automatic voltage adjustment, incase you were worried about blowing a slot.
  3. Pinhedd said:
    I would not recommend it. The older North Bridge based DDR3 memory controllers aren't up to the task of running DDR3-2133, that's twice the DDR3-1066 that they were rated for.

    EDIT: You can certainly test them for functionality, but don't try and run them at their marketed speed


    Thanks for the quick reply.

    So would I have to change the BIOS settings or would the auto settings take care of it for me?
  4. dasautoman said:
    Pinhedd said:
    I would not recommend it. The older North Bridge based DDR3 memory controllers aren't up to the task of running DDR3-2133, that's twice the DDR3-1066 that they were rated for.

    EDIT: You can certainly test them for functionality, but don't try and run them at their marketed speed


    Thanks for the quick reply.

    So would I have to change the BIOS settings or would the auto settings take care of it for me?


    The firmware will pick the most suitable JEDEC standard based on what the platform supports and what speed bins are coded into the module's SPD. This will almost assuredly be DDR3-1066
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