DDR3 Memory Selection for Volts ?

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Hello,

I have X58 Pro-E Mobo. It says on the site specs for Memory

"Supports six unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 1066/1333*/1600* (OC) DRAM, 24GB Max"

Does that mean I can not buy any DDR3 memory that has volt > 1.5 listed in spec (1.65 volt, etc.) ?

Thanks,

P.S. Any recommendations for 4GB, budget $130

The memory I have not is GSkill and it is Bad. Both Windows and MemTest show problem with it.
 

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You can use RAM up to 1.65V but no higher. Have you set your RAM V and timings in BIOS? Please provide a link to your RAM.
 

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If (after doing what ekoostik said, checking settings) it is still showing errors, return the ram. In general GSkill makes excellent ram. However, all manufacturers have defective sticks now and then.
 

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Thanks,

You mentioned I can go up to 1.65V, where did you confirm that information? Was it on MOBO site?
 

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Nice article thanks. I just wanted to make sure that it was not a mobo limit.

One last question and anyone can chime in. I just bought Corsair XMS3 4 GB memory

CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
Speed Rating
PC3-12800 Tested Speed
1600Mhz Size
4GB Kit (2 x 2GB) Tested Latency
9-9-9-24 Tested Voltage
1.65 Performance Profile
XMP
SPD Speed
1333Mhz SPD Latency
9-9-9-24 Package
240pin DIMM

Do I need to add a FAN for these modules? I am not a heavy gamer?

I just play Flight Simulator and X-Plane.
 

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Yep, DDR3 ram at those volts runs nice and cool. Almost all giant ramsinks and fans are just gimmicks.
 

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