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Will this 1600MHZ Single Stick 8gb of Ram work with my current setup?

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Hey OCers,

I've come to a problem. I want to upgrade the ram in my current pc for christmas, but after christmas I'll be getting work for the remained of the School Holidays and I'll be upgrading my PC to the i5 4670k or the i7 4770k cpu.

My current PC is the Intel i5 650 & Gigabyte GA-H55M-D2H motherboard. From what I understand the Motherboard will handle the 1600mhz ram but the CPU won't.

So my simple question is can I run ram that is 1600mhz and single stick with my current setup. After christmas though I'll be upgrading to the latest intel & a nice motherboard. I'll also throw in another stick of 8gb of ram for a 16gb setup.

So yeah, what do you guys think?

Thanks!
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Should work fine. Might have to adjust stock RAM speeds manually though.
I ran some 1600mhz RAM on a i5 650 for a customer some years back, and it worked fine.
    
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Hey OCers,

I've come to a problem. I want to upgrade the ram in my current pc for christmas, but after christmas I'll be getting work for the remained of the School Holidays and I'll be upgrading my PC to the i5 4670k or the i7 4770k cpu.

My current PC is the Intel i5 650 & Gigabyte GA-H55M-D2H motherboard. From what I understand the Motherboard will handle the 1600mhz ram but the CPU won't.

So my simple question is can I run ram that is 1600mhz and single stick with my current setup. After christmas though I'll be upgrading to the latest intel & a nice motherboard. I'll also throw in another stick of 8gb of ram for a 16gb setup.

So yeah, what do you guys think?

Thanks!

i dont see the reason it wont

it will probably either downclock and then in the bios give you the option to OC
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