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Is RAM designed for LGA1156 okay in LGA1155 mobo?

I am using the following G.Skill Ripjaws Ram with my i5-2500k cpu and my asus p8z68-v/gen3 mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

It's a new build and I just noticed as I was cleaning up the packaging that it says "designed for Intel LGA1156 Core i5 & i7 CPUs." Since I'm using an LGA 1155 is this going to be a problem?

I also noticed that my mobo isn't listed as compatible for this ram.
Probably for the same reason:
http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=239


How bad is this? It's brand new so I could send the RAM back for an exchange and if so which RAM should I get from Newegg?

Thanks!
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  1. It should work fine. It's 1.5v which is recommended for many Intel boards.
  2. DDR3 at 1600mhz is not technically supported by 1155 platforms. It will work fine, but I think it will also void the CPU warranty. It should be fine; there's no way the memory will actually break the CPU, and you don't have to tell Newegg/Intel if anything does go wrong. Tons of people use RAM like this with the 2500Ks just fine.
  3. Does that mean it's not worth exchanging it for this G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 1333 (PC3 10666) F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL RAM?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311
  4. No, I don't think so. Hold on, though. Asking somebody who I've talked to a lot about this issue.
  5. kajabla said:
    No, I don't think so. Hold on, though. Asking somebody who I've talked to a lot about this issue.


    Thanks! Looking forward to the answer.
  6. Best answer
    That 1.5v GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 cas 9 is perfect memory for your Sandy Bridge system. That particular memory probably is just a little older than LGA 1155 so that's why it does not specifically say it will work with that platform. The specs are all good though.
  7. ^I swear I was about to link you :D
    Well, there's my source in the electronic flesh.
  8. The RipJaws series memory will work just fine. It is compatible with any Intel or AMD platform. With a capable CPU, it can operate at DDR3-1600 CL9 1.50V. The Intel i5-2500K CPU and Z68 motherboard will surely not have a problem.

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  9. Best answer selected by Splorfus.
  10. Thanks everybody, you were all super helpful!
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