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#1 shudokansam


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Posted 29 March 2008 - 01:00 PM

I currently building my own computer, and Ive been looking atThis MotherBoard

Now in the description, it say that it supports 1.8v DDR2 SDRAM DIMM

Then it gives the following message: Due to the High Performance Memory design, motherboards or system configurations may or may not operate smoothly at the JEDEC (Joint Electron Device Engineering Council) standard settings (BIOS Default on the motherboard) such as DDR2 voltage, memory speeds and memory timing. Please confirm and adjust your memory setting in the BIOS accordingly for better system stability. Example: Kingston HyperX DDR2-800 PC6400 operates at 2.0V, 4-4-4-12. For more information about specification of high performance memory modules, please check with your Memory Manufactures for more details.

So will I not be able to use this RAM?

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 04:05 PM

It might work. What it is saying is the board runs ram at a default 1.8V. Ram running at a higher voltage like the ram you put, might not work properly unless you adjust certain settings in your bios. I'm not really sure about this, but this is how I'm interpreting it.
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 11:06 PM

I'm not familiar with the BIOS of that motherboard, but it sounds like there are voltages settings that would allow you to use that RAM.

Unless you are going to be running a a 64 bit OS your system will only recognize about 3.5GB of that 4GB or RAM.

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 11:23 PM

The motherboard might not post with RAM that is at 2.0v. You might have to put 1.8v RAM and get it to post and then change voltage to 2.0v and then switch the RAM

For that OCZ RAM you would have to adjust RAM volts up to 2.1 volts because thats the voltage it runs at. Most likely.....

Edited by Lucky23, 29 March 2008 - 11:25 PM.

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 11:27 PM

CPU Voltage
This item allows you to increase the CPU voltage.
Memory Voltage (V)
Adjusting the memory voltage can increase the DDR speed.NB Voltage
Adjust the North Bridge chipset voltage.
SB Voltage
Adjust the Sourth Bridge voltage.
FSB VTT Voltage
This item allows you to set the FSB VTT voltage.

that's the first setting to make if you are going to use 2.0-2.2 volt premium ram, don't wait till you get a bad load of the OS

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