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Voltage Something Uncompatible Help?

generaltaco19
  • 77 months ago

So I switched up my original 3570k part list for a future build with a 4670k and put a new mobo. There's an incompatibility note where, and I quote "G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory operating voltage of 1.6V exceeds the Intel Haswell CPU recommended maximum of 1.5V+5% (1.575V). This memory module may run at a reduced clock rate to meet the 1.5V voltage recommendation, or may require running at a voltage greater than the Intel recommended maximum." After reading this, I did some research online and found not to worry about this little problem. Of course I'm going to ask the community here. Do I really need to switch out the RAM, and if I probably do, what should I replace it with? It would help if the alternative was low cost :D Thanks!

Link to Part List: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2cEjV

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  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

You should be fine. The warning is there because Intel did publish a recommended max voltage - but many, many people still run 1.6V RAM without issue.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I was a bit worried about me doing something wrong, so I'm glad this clarified up. :D

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