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Can you use 1600mhz memory on a 800mhz board?

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Not that im going to do this, just wondering. Will the board down clock the memory? Will windows start? What will the bios say?
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If its ddr3 in ddr2 board, then no way in hell

I never heard of ddr3 800 board before.
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They don't make DDR2 1600mhz memory, (since your board in your sig rig only uses ddr2) - you can use 1066mhz memory on your 800 board, it will allow for better overclocking as it is less memory limited.
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Originally Posted by Lex Luger;13941022 
If its ddr3 in ddr2 board, then no way in hell

I never heard of ddr3 800 board before.

this.... make sure youre thinking off the same DDR tongue.gif lol nev er heard of 1600DDR2 or 800DDR3.... an im assumign you mean ddr2 given what your board is.... they are different, you can only have DDR2
     
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85;13941070 
They don't make DDR2 1600mhz memory, (since your board in your sig rig only uses ddr2) - you can use 1066mhz memory on your 800 board, it will allow for better overclocking as it is less memory limited.

Ok my board can only take 800mhz because its the LT version of the board. What would happen if i put 1066mhz ram in it? Again, I am not thinking about doing this, I am just wondering what would happen.
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Your board will boot like normal - you'll just have to manually o/c it to 1066mhz - 800mhz is Intel recommendation, just like DDR3 Intel boards are 1333 but manufactures allow higher frequencies than that.
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Originally Posted by sabbathcrazy;13941123 
Ok my board can only take 800mhz because its the LT version of the board. What would happen if i put 1066mhz ram in it? Again, I am not thinking about doing this, I am just wondering what would happen.

It would work fine.
    
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Originally Posted by sabbathcrazy;13941123 
Ok my board can only take 800mhz because its the LT version of the board. What would happen if i put 1066mhz ram in it? Again, I am not thinking about doing this, I am just wondering what would happen.

Ah. Just flash it to the SLI version and get better OCing options, along with the fact itll just clock down the memory.
    
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