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1.8v RAM on a 1.5v mobo? (MSI p45-C51, Corsair TW3X4G1600C9D)

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June 2, 2010 1:46:04 PM


I'm a noob so if someone could also provide a bit of an explanation as to how RAM voltages work, that would be great.

I have a P45-C51 mobo and recently bought the Corsair XMS3. To cut a long story short, XMS3 was faulty and replaced with the Dominator. The dominator however is 1.8v and my mobo is only 1.5v? My questions are:

Will the RAM work in the mobo?

Everything will be running at default. Wont be overclocking any time soon/ever. I'm also not overly concerned if the RAM runs at a lower speed, as there is very little chance I would notice it. My PC has been out of action for a month and I'm started to get the shakes. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks.
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June 2, 2010 9:44:47 PM

memory quality may be defined by it's ability to run at stock voltage settings vs it's highest clock rating.
Example chip a: 1333mhz 9-9-9-24 at 1.5v
Example chip b: 1333mhz 9-9-9-24 at 1.65v
chip a is of superior quality.
Later models of intel processors with internal memory controllers don't want memory voltages to exceed 1.65v warranty issue.