Voltage Compatibility w 1.65v DDR3 1600/1.5v Gigabyte board

dingochutney

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Hi,

Sorry if this is a stupid question! I currently own this RAM:

http://www.cclonline.com/product/46126/KHX1600C9AD3B1K2/4G/Desktop-Memory/Kingston-HyperX-4GB-2x2GB-1600MHz-DDR3-NON-ECC-CL9-DIMM-HyperX-Blu/KHX1600C9AD3B1K2/4G/

It has a stated voltage of 1.65V.

I want this board:

http://www.cclonline.com/product/39636/GA-880GMA-UD2H/Motherboards/Gigabyte-GA-880GMA-UD2H-AM3-Motherboard/MBD1156/

It recommends DDR3 at 1.5V. Is there a way, and is it recommended, to reduce the voltage on the memory I own to make these 2 compatible? I.E can I reduce the bus speed to 1333 and will it reduce the voltage? I'd like to be able to use the RAM I already have. FYI, I'm using this CPU:

http://www.cclonline.com/product/39484/HDT90ZFBGRBOX/CPUs/AMD-Phenom-II-X6-1090T-Black-Edition-3-2GHz-Hexa-Core-Processor/CPU1075/

Cheers all.

Chris
 

dingochutney

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Hi, thanks for the response. That sounds simple enough, I take that's a safe/normal thing to do in this situation? All I'm looking to achieve is a balanced, stable system.
 

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Thanks both. So do you think I need to tweak the BIOS when I use this RAM? The mb spec says 1800 overclocked and 1333 without. If I were to change a voltage setting which would it be? I think I'll buy the board and may post back for balancing tips!
 

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