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 12/23/2006 06:07 PM
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Rae
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Help Please!!
I just ordered this corsair memory:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16820145034
and I see it states following specs:
Series XMS2
Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4
Type 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM
Tech Spec
Capacity 2GB (2 x 1GB)
Speed DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Cas Latency 4
Timing 4-4-4-12
Voltage 2.1V
Heat Spreader Yes
Features EPP (Enhanced Performance Profiles) and also SLI certified

The motherboard I ordered is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16813128011
It has specs:
Memory
Number of DDR2 Slots 4 x 240pin
DDR2 Standard DDR2 800
Maximum Memory Supported 16GB
Dual Channel Supported Yes

I was looking at the online manual for the motheboard (haven't received any parts yet) and saw where it states under Memory,
- 4 DDRII memory slots (supports up to 16GB memory)
- Supports dual chanel DDRII 800/667/533/400 DIMMs
- Supports 1.8V DDRII DIMMs

Because the memory I ordered states the voltage is 2.1v, does that mean I have the wrong memory sticks? Should I exhange for something else??
 12/23/2006 06:46 PM
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Originally posted by: Rae
Help Please!!
I just ordered this corsair memory:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16820145034
and I see it states following specs:
Series XMS2
Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4
Type 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM
Tech Spec
Capacity 2GB (2 x 1GB)
Speed DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Cas Latency 4
Timing 4-4-4-12
Voltage 2.1V
Heat Spreader Yes
Features EPP (Enhanced Performance Profiles) and also SLI certified

The motherboard I ordered is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16813128011
It has specs:
Memory
Number of DDR2 Slots 4 x 240pin
DDR2 Standard DDR2 800
Maximum Memory Supported 16GB
Dual Channel Supported Yes

I was looking at the online manual for the motheboard (haven't received any parts yet) and saw where it states under Memory,
- 4 DDRII memory slots (supports up to 16GB memory)
- Supports dual chanel DDRII 800/667/533/400 DIMMs
- Supports 1.8V DDRII DIMMs

Because the memory I ordered states the voltage is 2.1v, does that mean I have the wrong memory sticks? Should I exhange for something else??


go and look in your bios for memory voltage, if you cant get in your bios because your computer is in peices and parts, search online for your motherboard manufacturer and look at the bios specs and see if you can maybe upgrade your bios to support it.

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 12/23/2006 07:07 PM
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zir_blazer
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In order to make them work properly at nominal specifications, the BIOS must be able to allow you to change the Memory Modules Voltage manually to 2.1V. If you can't make them go higher than the default 1.8V JEDEC standard, they will work anyways, but probabily at higher Latencies and lower Frequencies.
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