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Question about memory voltage and CPU voltage


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Wooden Frog

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I ordered a MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard and an AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition processor.

I also ordered some memory for it but I have a voltage concern. The memory I ordered is OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

I got to reading the specs after I ordered everything and noticed that the memory Voltage is 1.65V

I'm thinking I read somewhere that the AMD Phenom II 965 was supposed to be 1.4V

Will that memory damage or ruin my new processor? Or is it OK to use it. This is the first build I'm doing in several years. My last build was a 286 series, and that should tell you how long ago that was.

I don't want to rush things and ruin anything so any help you can give me would be appreciated. If that memory isn't compatible, do you have any recommendations for memory that would be.

Thanks

John

Edited by Wooden Frog, 27 November 2009 - 08:56 PM.

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Troy

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Hi and welcome.

The motherboard will separate the voltages for you, so each part gets what it needs. It will by default run everything on "Auto" and it will run perfectly fine, however the timings in the RAM may not be as tight as possible. For the most part they can be left on auto with no problems.

Cheers
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OK, thanks. That is what I was wanting to know. It could get costly throwing stuff together haphazardly. :)
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