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Are these parts compatible? (CPU, RAM, Motherboard)

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  • Motherboards
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June 20, 2012 4:14:27 PM

Hi there,

Recently I purchased some parts to make a PC and I was wondering if these parts are compatible and will they work?
The parts in question are...
RAM: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-(2x2gb)-corsair-ddr3-xms3-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-165v

CPU: Intel Core i3 2100

Motherboard: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-z68a-g43-gen-3-intel...(x16)-d-sub-(vga)-dvi-d-at

My concern is that the i3 only supports up to 1333MHz RAM and the motherboard says to only use 1.5v RAM. The RAM I have chosen is 1600MHz and 1.65v, but will it still work? Safely?

Thanks :) 

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June 20, 2012 6:20:29 PM

Probably, but I would still select 1.5v ram which is recommended by Intel.
June 20, 2012 6:31:46 PM

it will work
your motherboard "should" under volt and underclock your ram to the correct level of your cpu
June 20, 2012 6:46:12 PM

in the case that it doesnt automatically under volt it is it hard/possible to under volt in manually in the bios? :o 
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