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November 26, 2012 12:52:01 PM

Hey guys,

Here's my system:
VGA: Nvidia  GeForce GT520
CPU: Intel 15-2500 3.3 GHz
Operation System: Win 7 64-bit SP : 1
RAM: Kingston DDR3 16G 1600 mhz (4 x 4GB) KHX1600C9D3/4G 1.65v
Power Supply : 800 W
MOBO: GA-Z68AP-D3(rev. 1.0)

I would like to upgrade to
Kingston HyperX 32GB (4 x 8GB)
240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
KHX16C9P1K2/16 1.5V. (should I be concerned about the lower voltage?)

I am simply wondering, will this be a compatible upgrade? I did research to ensure it will be but I would like a few other's perspectives on this.

Also, I'd like to use the original RAM I am taking out of this system in another computer using motherboard Gigabyte EX58-UD4P Intel X58. This system contains 6Gb of Kingston HyperX DDR3/1600 Mhz Triple Ch. RAM. Intel i7 920 2.66GHz LGA1366, Win 7 64 SP1 with the latest BIOS.

If I had the money I'd just get new systems but alas :( 

Thanks!

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November 26, 2012 3:28:29 PM

Lower ram voltage is better for Intel motherboards. You can try mixing the old ram in your x58 board; it may or may not work. If it doesn't, try three of the 4 gb sticks in matching color coded slots for tripple channel support, which is determined by the motherboard chipset and which slots you use. 12 gb is plenty; you can sell the leftover ram on craigslist or ebay. I also use anandtech's for sale forum. You may also set the ram voltage in the x58 to 1.5 in manual mode, and use 1066 for safety. 1066 is the default ram speed for your board; it has faster timngs than 1333, so you won't notice much difference.
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November 26, 2012 5:26:12 PM

o1die said:
Lower ram voltage is better for Intel motherboards. You can try mixing the old ram in your x58 board; it may or may not work. If it doesn't, try three of the 4 gb sticks in matching color coded slots for tripple channel support, which is determined by the motherboard chipset and which slots you use. 12 gb is plenty; you can sell the leftover ram on craigslist or ebay. I also use anandtech's for sale forum. You may also set the ram voltage in the x58 to 1.5 in manual mode, and use 1066 for safety. 1066 is the default ram speed for your board; it has faster timngs than 1333, so you won't notice much difference.


Thanks man..
I didn't know about the lower voltage and intel. Now, the reason for only using 12G is because of the triple channel support? I'm assuming it's gota be used in 3's huh? Thanks a lot on the voltage setting advice, good stuff.

But anyways it seems on the Z68AP upgrade I'm good to go, unless anybody else objects to it seeing a possible issue?
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November 27, 2012 12:41:24 PM

Anybody else?
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December 5, 2012 11:18:03 PM

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