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I'm building a system with the zotac z68 ae motherboard and the only ram speed listed is 2133, I'm wondering if I just use some 1066 stuff if it will work in the board?

Thanks for looking.
post #2 of 11
Yes, just make sure it is 1.5 to 1.65 volts.
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Yes, it'll go with the max between the RAM and motherboard. You don't have to worry about anything
 
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post #5 of 11
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I'm wondering if I just use some 1066 stuff if it will work in the board?
Why such slow memory?
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I was just looking for some more quality over speed. Some decent price vs performance ram I was looking at was only 1066. I could go 1600 and the like but I'm not paying $100 for 8gb of ddr3 2133mhz
post #7 of 11
Just to give you an idea:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...l-_-20-104-266
And that is only 45 bucks.
Or this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314
58 bucks.
You really don`t need to spend $100 but 45$ up to ~$60 should be invested, imho.
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I was asking if I had to or not, I wasn't planning on buying it, I was just making sure.
post #9 of 11
Ok I might misunderstood that. You said that you don`t want to spend $100 that is why I showed you some alternatives.
Anyway, I looked on some (german) sites and like you said : there is only 2133ish RA listed.
IMHO it is a mistake from Zotac - they wanted to say "up to 2133MHz". The IMC isn`t on the mobo. So the mobo itself isn`t determining for the frequency.
So as long as your RAM is DDR3 it "might" be fine. But tbh I never heard read about using SB with RAM with such low MHz. So I am not sure if the IMC can handle that frequency.

Maybe some SB user will be so kind and downclock his/her RAM to see if this works.
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I thought Sandy's lowest default was 1333MHz???
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