RAM and CPU compatibility ?

Intel Core i5 i5-2500 3.30 ghz processor...
March 20, 2011 at 05:50:54
Specs: Windows 7
is this ram memory KINGSTON DDR3 2GB KHX1600C9AD3B1 compatible with this cpu Intel i5 2500? and is it going to be problem to OC it in bios from 1333 MHz to 1600 MHz?

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#1
March 20, 2011 at 05:56:25
Memory Specifications
Max Memory Size
(dependent on memory type)
32 GB
Memory Types
DDR3-1066/1333
# of Memory Channels
2
Max Memory Bandwidth
21 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
No
This is what I found for that cpu.

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#2
March 20, 2011 at 05:58:00
It isn't the CPU that determines ram compatibility. It is the Motherboard.

Whatever motherboard you have, go to the manufacturer's website to check for ram compatibility, or read the user manual or visit http://www.crucial.com/index.asp

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#3
March 20, 2011 at 06:16:00
motherboard supports this ram, am just asking because of voltage, i cant find on intel's site anything about RAM voltage. old series i5 7xx 1165 needed 1.5-1.65V ram memory.. does anyone know something about this new intel series 1155 socket ?

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#4
March 20, 2011 at 08:24:21
The JEDEC standard for DDR3 is 1.5v. If the memory manufacturer specs the voltage out to be higher than that, the RAM doesn't comply to the JEDEC standard. Higher voltage does not mean the RAM is better or runs faster. As long as you have a decent motherboard with a full feature BIOS, you should be able to manually configure the memory voltage setting. Generally, boards manufacturered by Intel should be avoided.

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