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ASUS Sabertooth x79 RAM question

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February 27, 2014 11:16:33 AM

Hello eveyone. This is my first post on these forums.

I have the ASUS sabertooth x79 motherboard and I would like to update my RAM.

I want to know if this RAM will be okay with this motherboard:

http://www.pccomponentes.com/g_skill_ripjaws_x_ddr3_213...

(G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 2133 PC3-17000 8GB 2x4GB CL9)

There is the same RAM but with CL11 instead of CL9.

I have read about the XMP profiles but in the motherboard manual it specifies 1866 MHz RAM.

I have also read around and I have seen reviews and posts about using 2133 MHz RAM. I just want to make sure with the community before puchasing the new RAM modules.

Thanks
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February 27, 2014 11:24:46 AM

well, the ram should be ok, but there may be a problem with it because the ram is 1.6-1.65 volts, and a lot of intel boards dont like more than 1.575 volts. reaserch your board more and find out if therer is a ram voltage limit. and even it there is, you can undervolt your ram. hope this helps :) 
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February 27, 2014 1:11:16 PM

Danbuscus25 said:
well, the ram should be ok, but there may be a problem with it because the ram is 1.6-1.65 volts, and a lot of intel boards dont like more than 1.575 volts. reaserch your board more and find out if therer is a ram voltage limit. and even it there is, you can undervolt your ram. hope this helps :) 


I have looked around and I have seen people put the ram voltage to 1.65 volts. Does this mean that this 2133 MHz RAM should run fine on this board at the 2133 speed and not downgraded?
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February 27, 2014 1:15:54 PM

well, if you have seen other peopl use 1.65 volts on this same board, then yes you can.
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February 27, 2014 1:17:13 PM

Danbuscus25 said:
well, if you have seen other peopl use 1.65 volts on this same board, then yes you can.


Cheers mate :) 
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February 27, 2014 2:01:43 PM

Happy upgrading :D 
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