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GA-P55-USB3 Mobo Ram question

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September 2, 2010 1:20:45 PM

On Newegg, it say the supported ram speeds are

DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800

Does this mean I can't use 1600 ram? I posted a pc build on another forum and someone suggested this ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But is it compatable?

Thanks a bunch!
a c 163 } Memory
September 2, 2010 1:45:20 PM

Hi Mahou86 and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

No, the mobo can support that RAM speed but if u want it u need set all the specifications of the RAM manually in the BIOS.

Regarding this G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 are much better for a little more price.
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September 2, 2010 1:56:25 PM

Hi Saint thanks,

Yea, I saw the ripjaws, but unfortunately they aren't available where I live. Is it hard to set the specifications of the ram? Is it just changing one number? I know thats a total noob question so bare with me haha.

Btw, the difference in price between the two is only 10 bucks so should I go ahead and get the 1600?
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a c 163 } Memory
September 2, 2010 2:00:40 PM

$10 bucks for better performance is a good deal IMO and set the specifications in the BIOS isn't difficult u only need change 4 or 5 numbers.
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September 16, 2010 4:36:59 AM

I just bought this board with the G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 and have the same problem. This is my first build. Could you tell me what I need to change in the BIOS. Thanks a lot :) 
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September 16, 2010 5:40:45 AM

It should be really simple.

Just go into your BIOS and set the clock speed for the ram manually. It'll appear something like this

8 / 8 / 8 / 26

But the numbers will probably be different.

Simply change those numbers to the listed numbers

8 / 7 / 8 / 24

And you should be good.
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