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Is RAM designed for LGA1156 okay in LGA1155 mobo?

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March 31, 2012 10:51:31 PM

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=N82E168...

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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April 1, 2012 12:43:30 AM

It should work fine. It's 1.5v which is recommended for many Intel boards.
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April 1, 2012 12:44:15 AM

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.
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April 1, 2012 1:57:28 AM

No, I don't think so. Hold on, though. Asking somebody who I've talked to a lot about this issue.
April 1, 2012 3:03:10 AM

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.

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April 1, 2012 3:11:08 AM
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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.
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April 1, 2012 4:08:25 AM

^I swear I was about to link you :D 
Well, there's my source in the electronic flesh.
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April 2, 2012 4:48:28 PM

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.

Thank you
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April 3, 2012 2:09:54 AM

Best answer selected by Splorfus.
April 3, 2012 2:10:36 AM

Thanks everybody, you were all super helpful!
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