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    Default 1.50 RAM Voltage

    I'm thinking of getting 1 of 3 boards, the Sniper 3 eATX, Sniper 3 mATX, and the Z77X-UD5H-WB...

    It looks like the voltage of the memory banks default to 1.50V...is it okay to use memory that needs the DRAM set to 1.65V?

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    Default Re: 1.50 RAM Voltage

    That is what intel recommends. The voltage can be adjusted to meet the ram what the ram is rated for.
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    Default Re: 1.50 RAM Voltage

    Quote Originally Posted by Acebmxer View Post
    That is what intel recommends. The voltage can be adjusted to meet the ram what the ram is rated for.
    So if I manually set the RAM to 1.65 (it's rated voltage) can I rest assured I'm not hurting the motherboard?

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    Default Re: 1.50 RAM Voltage

    Yes you will be fine. What ram are you looking? Either way yes you wont hurt anything. You can run higher voltages when benchmarking but for 24/7 use yes 1.65v is ok.
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    Default Re: 1.50 RAM Voltage

    Quote Originally Posted by Acebmxer View Post
    Yes you will be fine. What ram are you looking? Either way yes you wont hurt anything. You can run higher voltages when benchmarking but for 24/7 use yes 1.65v is ok.
    I'm thinking about -> G.Skill but I'm leaving it open until I pull the trigger-

    Thank Acebmxer!

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    Default Re: 1.50 RAM Voltage

    They should work in either of those motherboards you listed.
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    Samsung Green 8GB 2x4GB MV-3V4G3D/US DDR3 1.3v 30nn @ 2200Mhz 11-11-11-32 1.60v
    Sapphire ATI HD 7970 3GB clocked 1200MHz @ 1.181v.
    HiS ATI HD 6950
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot Drive) on Intel sata3 controller port0
    Corsair Force GT 120 GB Sata3 SSD on Intel sata3 controller port1
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