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MSI H61M-P31/W8 and Patriot Viper 3 8GB 2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600

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February 20, 2013 5:25:15 PM

I just ordered the p[arts for a new build, and realized after the fact this board does not support DDRS 1600 out of the box. Upon doing some research, they are compatable after a bios update. It is too late to cancel this order.
My question is, will I be able to set this rig up and update the bios as is, or will I need to use different RAM?
Thank you in advance for any help.

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February 20, 2013 9:27:49 PM

changing the speed on RAM through BIOs isn't too tough, but it is technically overclocking and can void warranties and shorten the life of the modules...I would say your best bet is to return it for sticks that have a speed that your mobo allows...or return the mobo and get one that allows the RAM speed...if you bought from Newegg you will have no problem with that, but you should email the place you bought it from and ask.
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February 21, 2013 1:47:46 PM

Thanks for the info amigo. I called customer service at NCIX and was able to have them exchangel the incompatible ram with a new set :) 
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