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1.5v Motherboard?

I noticed in the specifications of the MSI NF750-G55 motherboard on Tiger Direct that it says "Voltage: 1.5volt". Does this mean something with the cpu voltage, ram voltage, or something else?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5019772&csid=_21
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  1. MSI's webpage shows the 1.5v is for the RAM. Click this to download the manual.

    I hope this helps!
  2. Does this mean that I can only use 1.5v RAM, or is that the recommended voltage?


    I have considered the following memory. I was hoping that the ram would default to 1333MHz and I could set it to 1600MHz, but since it is 1.8v, will this just not work at all.

    CORSAIR XMS3 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
  3. Best answer
    Find some RAM that is 1.5v or less. When you increase the RAM voltage in the BIOS on this board, you are also increasing the CPU voltage, (the CPU is directly controlling the RAM), so if you put the Corsair in there and pump up the voltage to 1.8, you're putting your CPU at risk.
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