Cheap ddr3 skylake motherboard

modjrodonnell

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I'm getting a i5 6500 and am having trouble finding a motherboard. Could you recommend the cheapest ddr3 skylake motherboards please.

Thank you
 

manddy123

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Skylake and above don't support DDR3, only DDR4

I wouldn't be getting a DDR3 mobo for any Skylake or above as the high voltage of the RAM may damage the CPU and shorten it's life span.

Some MOBO's company claim that some of their mobos are capable of running DDR3 + 6th gen and not present danger whatsoever to the CPU but i don't really believe it...

Still, if you wanna risk it, here are some models:
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/x8M323/gigabyte-motherboard-gab150md3hddr3
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/pCL7YJ/asus-motherboard-b150mad3
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4cqbt6/asus-motherboard-h170plusd3
 

manddy123

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Skylake and above don't support DDR3, only DDR4

I wouldn't be getting a DDR3 mobo for any Skylake or above as the high voltage of the RAM may damage the CPU and shorten it's life span.

Some MOBO's company claim that some of their mobos are capable of running DDR3 + 6th gen and not present danger whatsoever to the CPU but i don't really believe it...

Still, if you wanna risk it, here are some models:
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/x8M323/gigabyte-motherboard-gab150md3hddr3
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/pCL7YJ/asus-motherboard-b150mad3
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4cqbt6/asus-motherboard-h170plusd3
 

TJ Hooker

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As said above, Skylake only officially supports DDR3L (low voltage DDR3, 1.35V), not normal 1.5V DDR3. It will likely work with 1.5V DDR3, but according to Intel you risk damaging the integrated memory controller by doing so.
 

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