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#1 Neil B.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 11:32 AM

Hello everyone.

I just bought a motherboard and RAM. The RAM is cheap, but it is 2GB DDR3 1333 with a latency of.... 6!!!

Now this might seem blazing fast... which it is... but Im really concerned about the voltage (which is why i figure it is so cheap). After reading further about the memory Ive learned that some motherboards have a max voltage support for their chipsets. Unfortunatly I learned of this after purchasing the RAM and board.

So now I want to know if this board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813186168 and this RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820148306 will work.

The RAM is 1.8v. Ive looked and looked for voltage specs for the board and cant find any. Maybe you will have better luck.

I just need to know if my board will support the RAM voltage wise.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 12:10 PM

1.8V is very low for a memory stick & almost every motherboard that will use that type on memory will run it.
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Posted 11 July 2009 - 12:12 PM

Very low? You mean very high... most RAM is 1.5 to 1.6v (on newegg anyway.)

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 04:26 PM

I went to the Foxconn site & looked at the specifications for the motherboard.
It did not give any specific voltage for the memory.
I downloaded the manual & checked it.
No specific voltage was given
In the manul memory section it simply says,

4 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets
Support up to 8GB of system memory
Dual channel DDR3 1333/1066/800 MHz architecture

Since no voltage requiremenys are listed in the specifications or manual it should be able to run 1.8V memory.
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