Originally Posted by Rotnpankake
Ok so i've been wondering about motherboard memory standards. my question is how i should buy ram or if it doesn't matter. so *on new egg (not sure about other sites)* its listed on the mobo specs like this
Number of Memory Slots 4×240pin
Memory Standard DDR2 800
Maximum Memory Supported 8GB
Channel Supported Dual Channel
*just a random mobo i picked for the example*
so it says Memory standard ddr2 800
does this mean i can only buy ddr2 stick that are above 800 or below 800 or does it not matter
just a simple answer is all i need
You can use ANY DDR2 module you can find. If the speeds are higher than the maximum supported by the motherboard, it will be downclocked. If the speeds are lower than what the motherboard supports, the speeds will stay the same as advertised, unless overclocked. Simple answer, for a simple question.
If you're thinking about overclocking, buy the highest speed ram your budget will allow.
Everyone thinks they need to have specs just to answer a question. ^^^