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Should I be worried about 1600MHz RAM in SB system

Should I be worried about voiding my warranty on my Sandy Bridge processor if i put a 1600MHz RAM stick into it?

Can I run it at 1333MHz using the BIOS on the motherboard and avoid voiding my warranty?

Can anyone give me some good input on RAM and Sandy Bridge compatibility?

I have heard a lot of things not sure if they are all true. Is there really problems with putting 8GB sticks into a Sandy Bridge sytsem?

Thanks
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    electricSD said:
    Should I be worried about voiding my warranty on my Sandy Bridge processor if i put a 1600MHz RAM stick into it?

    Can I run it at 1333MHz using the BIOS on the motherboard and avoid voiding my warranty?

    Can anyone give me some good input on RAM and Sandy Bridge compatibility?

    I have heard a lot of things not sure if they are all true. Is there really problems with putting 8GB sticks into a Sandy Bridge sytsem?

    Thanks

    Just make sure it is 1.5V and running it at 1600MHz is fine.
  2. sandy bridge does its best performance with 1600mhz ram , and as for the stick it depends on the mobo but probably there wont be any problem ,just make sure before you do it that your mobo supports 8GB sticks
  3. I recommend CORSAIR Vengeance 99% of the time, quality RAM and low profile with XMP profile. And if u will get an aftermarket CPU cooler, low profile is the worry free remedy with perfect fit with any large cooler.
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233196
    Vengeance Low Profile heat spreaders have a reduced height of 1.03" (26.25mm). They're designed for high-performance systems with extra-large CPU coolers, small form factor system builds, or any other space-constrained application where standard Vengeance memory might not fit.
  4. Great recommendation nikorr. I will most likely be using the....

    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820233196

    as you recommended.

    Only one question..... does it come in red haha?
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  6. electricSD said:
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    nThey have, but not the low profile : )) If u don't have aftermarket cooler and not planing to use one .... go for it : ))nnBut it is CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) @ 1866 nhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233240nnnnhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233180
  7. Thanx for the vote : )
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