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Voltage support?

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July 9, 2010 10:46:48 AM

I am wondering what would be better for this MB because it says the supported Volts is 1.5 for it and my RAM says its 1.65v. Mainly worried if there is any chance of damage cause by this. I'm gonna get an AMD phenom II x4 955 and HD5770.

Should I chose - G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL (2x2G) DDR3
or -G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM (2x2GB) DDR3

The one that's $152 was the one was originally chose but I'm not so sure because I'm unfamiliar with RAM -_-.

if it matters this is my MB Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H Motherboard

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July 9, 2010 11:20:01 AM

I would go with the G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM (2x2GB) DDR3, which has the better timings. The 1.65V is within the motherboard and CPU specifications and will not cause any damage. The only thing is, you will most likely have to manually set your RAM's voltage, timings and speed in the BIOS. If this isn't something you can do or willing to do, I would go with the other set, which will default to specifications.
July 9, 2010 12:01:52 PM

oh I'd be willing but how I'd do is will be another thing, umm could link me somewhere that tells you how? big nooby on these things so I get scared into thinking I'll damage something :p 
July 16, 2010 2:30:13 AM

Best answer selected by Valoric.