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Old 12-19-2004, 04:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bit of an easy question here, but what happens if I put DDR memory that's faster than the motherboard spec? Does it just run at the max speed of the board, or will it fail post?

The reason I ask is because I should use 333Mhz, but would rather pay the extra £1 or £2 for 400Mhz and get something I can keep when I upgrade.

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Old 12-19-2004, 04:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You'd have to check with the manufacturer compatiblity list. Generally it simply won't support the RAM, but some boards will just underclock the RAM down to what it can handle....so either way it's pointless to get PC3200 if your board says it can only handle up to PC2700

the only benefit would be that the PC3200 would be able to run tighter timings since it's underclocked but that's assuming it'd work in the board at all.

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Old 12-19-2004, 06:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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most boards should allow it to run but at the speeds that they are rated for. of course you could overclock and with turning up the fsb youd be able to use more of your memory speed.
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Old 12-19-2004, 08:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think you should just get the RAM your mobo supports.
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