you will need to overclock... i haven't looked into how the i3s are poverclocking, do a google and see..
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The Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 Processor 540 supports only DDR3 at 1066/1333MHz.
Also make sure that your memory requires less rthan 1.6v as the memory controlelr on your processor is made for memory from 1.5v to 1.6v. 1.65v may burn your processor.
Thanks for the input. I have seen some memory that says that it is just designed for I5 and I7 processors. I guess that is why.
I will look for 1333 MHz, 1.5 v. If you have any recommendations, please send them on.
Yes, memory manufacturers like to say that the memory is designed for the ci7 but they don't mention that using the memory at 1.65v will make the processor run out of specifications and will damage the unit.
I know that several memory manufacturers have 1333Mhz at 1.5v, like Kingston* value ram, Corsair* value select and many others. Some online stores will allow you to even choose the memory by their voltage.