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Hi guys, I'm afraid I don't know much about memory so hope someone out there can help me!


I bought a new motherboard today - a Gigabyte P55A-UD4 and 4Gb of Corsair XMS3 1600 (CMX4GX3M2A1600C9)


It's all due to be delivered tomorrow but I'm a bit worried now as I've noticed in the motherboard manual that the memory slots are 1.5v - the Corsair RAM I have bought is 1.6-1.65v.


Is this going to be a problem? I went for this RAM and the motherboard combination as it was recommended by Custom PC magazine, however I'm beginning to have my doubts now as to whether it was the right decision :[pouts:


Any help would really be appreciated





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Once you get your motherboard and install the memory, get memtest (checks your memory for stability), and if that finds issues, you will need to manually enter your memory timings as well as raising the memory voltage to 1.6 - 1.65v with your motherboard's BIOS.


Also, I am not sure if your motherboard setup supports memory running at 1600 MHz stock, you may need to overclock to reach the native speed of the memory.

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Will it not damage my motherboard if it set it to 1.6v since the manual says it only supports 1.5? Am I right I thinking it will all work but just not at its full speed?


Unfortunately I have no idea where to begin to overlook the memory :(


Edit - Just noticed that Gigabyte's website says the board supports 1600MHz memory, yet the manual mentions every speed except for 1600! But the manual does stipulate that the slots are 1.5v. Will I damage this mo'bo by asking it to pump more volts through the slots?

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