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01 Jan 2012  
michaelking

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
I ordered incompatible RAM! Anything I can do now?

Memory
Newegg.com - Kingston HyperX 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K3/6GX
-Triple channel kit
-1.65Volts
-DDR 1600

Motherboard
Newegg.com - MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Okay, the RAM I ordered is (semi) compatible with the motherboard I also ordedered. What I was wondering was, is there
somehow I can underclock ther RAM speed? That way the RAM will not be running at OC speed. Also, can I decrease the
voltage on the RAM to match what my MOBO is rated for (1.5V)? One more thing, if all of the aforementioned is possible,
could I just run two sticks instead of the three? That way I can use it in dual channel mode @ 4GB's, which my MOBO
supports. Otherwise, I'll just have to wait until I receive the order, wait for an RMA, pay for S&H, send it back, pay
for the restocking fee, and then wait for a new set of memory to be sent to me. There's gotta be a way to accomplish this
without sending it back.

Thanks,
Mike
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