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Friend of mine only has a DDR2667 motherboard. Her ram is going bad. I have 4gb of DDR2800 ram I can send her, but her system is a gateway system that states 553 and 667 DDR2 memory.

Could the system still accept my chips just at a slower speed?
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Should be able to. I run ddr 400 on a ddr 333 board.....
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Friend of mine only has a DDR2667 motherboard. Her ram is going bad. I have 4gb of DDR2800 ram I can send her, but her system is a gateway system that states 553 and 667 DDR2 memory.
Could the system still accept my chips just at a slower speed?

It will run fine at 667 MHz speeds. Some motherbaords have limits as to what capacity and chip density (the actual silicon on the modules) they can accept but you'll not do any harm trying it. Also technically, DDR2 at 800MHz is specified as PC2-6400 - PC2 signifies DDR2 and 6400 is the bandwidth.
 
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