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


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


It has a stated voltage of 1.65V.

I want this board:


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:


Cheers all.

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  1. You can raise the voltage in BIOS to match the ram usually.
  2. 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.
  3. That system should be fine.
  4. You shouldn't have any problems running your RAM in that board.
  5. 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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