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Memory compatibility issues

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February 18, 2010 12:46:48 PM

I have been amassing parts for my new system but have just noticed an issue. It was recommended to me to use the Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3 motherboard with

G-Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Module F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

However I have accidentally purchased:

G.SKill RipJaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz CL8 Dual Channel Memory Kit
Manufacturers Code: F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM

which claims it is compatible with the Intel P55 chipset. Is this going to cause me a problem? Help!
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February 18, 2010 1:05:01 PM

What you "accidentally" purchased is actually better than what was recommended to you. If you'll notice, the one you bought is CL8. The one which was recommended to you is CL9. For CAS Latency (CL), a lower number is better, as that means that it will run through less cycles to access the RAM's "column".

Just make sure to set the voltage right. It's rated to run at 1600 MHz, CL8, at 1.6 v.
February 18, 2010 1:05:02 PM

No it will not cause any problems.
February 18, 2010 1:09:45 PM

Brilliant. Bless you both.
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