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RAM Voltage ?

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a b V Motherboard
January 5, 2013 1:04:57 AM

How do I find out the voltage my motherboard supports? It's an AsRock 990FX Extreme3

I'm using RAM on it that is meant to be 1.65V & I think on my mobo it says 1.5V where the dimms are. Will this cause my PC to crash or anything?

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a b } Memory
a c 160 V Motherboard
January 5, 2013 3:57:20 AM

I see nothing for your motherboard restricting your ram to 1.5v, you should be fine running it at up to 1.65v without issue. The only things I found near the DIMMs were the max CPU wattage, max ram frequency and then in tiny little letters at the top, the identification for the ram banks. If there were voltage restrictions like that (not normal on an AMD machine), I would think your manual would stress that fact
Hope it helps
a b } Memory
January 5, 2013 7:28:37 AM

1.65V is compatible but indicates the RAM is low quality and barely works at its rated speed.
a b V Motherboard
January 5, 2013 8:27:08 AM

bryanl said:
1.65V is compatible but indicates the RAM is low quality and barely works at its rated speed.


What do you mean it's low quality ? My ram is 1.65V and runs at 2000Mhz it's Corsair XMS3?

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