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Will this G.SKILL work with my mobo?

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June 9, 2012 4:36:31 PM

OK so I'm looking at buying the MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) mobo and was wondering if the G.SKILL Ripjaw 8GB 1600 RAM is compatible? This is my first build so I'm not 100% sure on what I'm doing but I've read that I'll have to tweak something manually to get this RAM to work since the default is 1.67V (or something like that) and the mobo will still only run it at 1333 max.

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


RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...(Desktop%20Memory)-_-G.SKILL-_-20231314&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=

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a c 149 } Memory
June 9, 2012 5:45:23 PM
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Just reread your post.

The default is for both kits 1.5v and this is correct for a Sandy Bridge build. The RAM will default to DDR3 1333 speed and you will need to change it in BIOS to DDR3 1600. Very easy to do.

If you have not bought it yet a Z68 or even Z77 motherboard would be a better choice. More features than the P67. There is nothing wrong with a P67 and I have one but when I built this computer P67 was the only choice.

This explains the different chipsets.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1155
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June 9, 2012 5:54:41 PM

OK thanks. I'm currently still contemplating my build, but it doesn't need to be too excessive and I'm kind of near my budget ceiling. But thanks for the info.
a c 149 } Memory
June 9, 2012 6:06:56 PM

That has always been a good board for the price. Supports Crossfire and Sli.
June 9, 2012 6:08:19 PM

Cool. Actually it's like $10 cheaper than the P67 I picked so I guess I'll go with that. Again thanks.
a c 149 } Memory
June 9, 2012 6:11:39 PM

Glad I could help. Enjoy the new computer! :) 
June 11, 2012 11:35:38 PM

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a c 146 } Memory
June 11, 2012 11:51:09 PM

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