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memory compatability question

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December 9, 2008 12:19:50 AM

I was just about to order this system when i noticed a post saying that the mobo only takes 1.5 V ram and the ram i was planning on getting was 1.7V How can I check compatability??




Please help! I was just about to order it and now I'm super paranoid. :( 
December 9, 2008 1:16:11 AM

Why? The ram I found was the same price though the motherboard was slightly more expensive. I do plan on getting i7 when the price comes down too. Does DDR2 perform better? I had assumed newest gen. + same price = good deal
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December 9, 2008 1:22:19 AM

i7 boards are rated for 1.5-1.65v DDR3 ram. There is a reason why that ram has a $50 rebate(which probably won't be honored).
December 9, 2008 1:25:46 AM

Okay, yeah, there's no need to get ddr3 yet, I keep hearing the same thing so I'll take your word for it. But besides that, how can you tell what voltage your ram has to be? I don't see anything on the motherboard that specifies it.
December 9, 2008 1:29:48 AM

Also, what does it mean when it says

Memory Standard: DDR2 1200(O.C) / 1066

Does that mean it uses 1066 ram that can be OCd to 1200 or it uses 1066 unless you O.C then you'll need 1200?