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I have a question about memory voltage and CPU voltage

  • Memory
  • Memory Voltage
  • AMD
Last response: in Memory
November 28, 2009 1:13:38 AM

I ordered a MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard and an AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition processor.

I also ordered some memory for it but I have a voltage concern. The memory I ordered is OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

I got to reading the specs after I ordered everything and noticed that the memory Voltage is 1.65V

I read somewhere that the AMD Phenom II 965 was supposed to be either 1.4 volts or 1.5 volts. I can't find that information I was reading again now.

Will that memory damage or ruin my new processor? Or is it OK to use it. This is the first build I'm doing in several years. My last build was a 286 series, and that should tell you how long ago that was.

Or is there some way I can set the correct voltage of each item on the motherboard?

I don't want to rush things and ruin anything so any help you can give me would be appreciated. If that memory isn't compatible, do you have any recommendations for memory that would be.



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November 28, 2009 1:36:34 AM

CPU voltage and memory voltage are separately and independently set.
November 28, 2009 1:38:52 AM

jsc said:
CPU voltage and memory voltage are separately and independently set.

Oh, OK thanks.