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Is it

Certain Likely

that when installed in the Dell 9010 DTs stock mobo that normally uses a 1600-mhz-CL11 labeled RAM, that the same exact RAM in every spec, except for the CL9-rating,

will be read by correctly the BIOS, allowing the 1600mhz-CL9-RAM to fully-perform as it's designed and labeled to.

A separate question, if the BIOS does read the RAM as 1600mhz-CL9, does it show that in the BIOS, RAM section, and-or ...

Or do those kinds of readings only show up in a program such as CPU-Z's display-readouts RAM-tab, and also listed in the CPU-Z-full-PC-system-readout-report,txt, as such ...

Since I'm not putting the PC to heavy use does the heat spreader in the CL9 version achieve anything, and is there room for the CL9 version bcs of the heat spreader, can the heat spreader be easily-simply-removed ...

Thanks again for your help ...
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Is it

Certain Likely

that when installed in the Dell 9010 DTs stock mobo that normally uses a 1600-mhz-CL11 labeled RAM, that the same exact RAM in every spec, except for the CL9-rating,

will be read by correctly the BIOS, allowing the 1600mhz-CL9-RAM to fully-perform as it's designed and labeled to.

From my experience, I'd put it at a 90% chance of success

A separate question, if the BIOS does read the RAM as 1600mhz-CL9, does it show that in the BIOS, RAM section, and-or ...

Or do those kinds of readings only show up in a program such as CPU-Z's display-readouts RAM-tab, and also listed in the CPU-Z-full-PC-system-readout-report,txt, as such ...

* The BIOS identifies the memory as whatever identification is programmed into the memory by the memory manufacturer.

Since I'm not putting the PC to heavy use does the heat spreader in the CL9 version achieve anything, and is there room for the CL9 version bcs of the heat spreader, can the heat spreader be easily-simply-removed ...

Leave the heat spreaders on. The only reason for removing then is to get better memory cooling (which is basically unnecessary) by installing a fan blowing directly on the naked memory ICs.


Thanks again for your help ...

* While you can't see all the info programmed into memory sticks with Windows (you need a third party program like RAMMon), you can look at the kind of info in other devices though. It's the same with memory.

To use Windows to see what info is programmed, for example, into an optical drive, open device manager, highlight an optical drive (CD/DVD drive) device and choose properties. Open the Details tab and then open the drop down box labelled Device description. There's a relative massive amount of info programmed into device firmware (that's what you're reading.



Edited by billbartuska - 8/19/16 at 6:25am
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