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http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX26834%28ME%29.aspx

That RAM is on sale this week, and I'm looking to get it. I know its an i7 triple channel set. I heard that the reason you cannot use this set is because of the voltage.

Does this RAM work on my motherboard (http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3010#ov)? I currently have a 1.8V 2x2GB set. Can I mix and match (match the speeds/timings)? Or do I have to run 4 of the same RAM?
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post #2 of 7
you cant mix match, as your ram is 1.8V

The i7 set would work if only using the set only!
and set it on 1.5V higher might damage it.
also buy me a set.. its dirt cheap? sorry i meant if you can buy me 2 sets..

oh wait max of 2 a customer if you could buy me one tongue.gif

and ship it international, to me but hey thats all just a favor, a really big favor tongue.gif
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post #3 of 7
You can use it, it should work fine unless a rare BIOS incompatibility rears its head. For dual channel operation you should have pairs of identical RAM, but the pairs can be different between them. Since you now have the same brand of memory it's likely all 4 sticks will work fine.

*EDIT: though 1.8V can seem a bit steep, it should work with adequate cooling.
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post #4 of 7
no it would damage those chips they are 1.5V to 1.6V rated not the standard i7 but these are sandy bridge rated memory. it would mean a 0.3V increase yeah thats what you do when you overclock very hard lil more than its death run..

its same as his ram running 2.1V i dont know if thats a smart thing to do.

if those were normal 1.65V ones a 0.15V okay with a bit better cooling but 0.3 is a lil much.
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post #5 of 7
That ram will run fine at 1.65v but might need to add a fan.The mobo in question is rated to run 1.5v ram anyway.You should get the ram and run just it in your rig.Just because it is a triple channel kit does not mean it won't work.It's like running 8 gigs on a X58 chipset.It will still work and running in dual channel instead of triple channel will not be a big difference.
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post #6 of 7
arghh people?

he want to run his 1.8V ram with this triple kit..
triple kit rated for 1.5V
his ram 1.8V

he doesnt want it to run 1.65V as it will give problems for his ram..
so he runs it 1.8V? but that will totally blast those mushkin ram that are rated for 1.5V

you need to run 4 of the same ram voltage specifications. same timing and same mhz, or lower timing and lower mhz will even out or high mhz and higher timing,

1st scenarion increase timing and increase mhz, 2nd scenarione downclock the mhz and timing
Edited by runeazn - 7/22/11 at 5:59am
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post #7 of 7
Be careful adding volts to ram. They get hot quickly.
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