Originally Posted by PP Mguire
Yes, it'll just run at the slower speed. If it doesn't boot up immediately after you put the stick in make sure to manually set the speed to 1333 (or whatever the slower stick is) so it'll boot.
Also the i3 is pretty fine for gaming when paired with a good video card. Not really necessary to buy a whole new machine anytime soon.
Does that mean that I would be limiting the 8GB stick to 1333?
And the i3 is still ok you say? That actually changes my thoughts on building a new pc, yeah. I really though that my i3 was slow and holding back my pc, but if not then I can deffinitely just upgrade. Im thinking an SSD and this new ram would probably solve a lot of the slowdown problems I have, which are mostly when booting and when I have a lot of programs open.
I have a 660 OC atm, which is holding up decently for now.
Thanks for the help and advice!