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Ok, so i have 4 gb of 533 mhz ram and I was wondering if I could put it in a board that is rated for 667 mhz ram? would it just slow down to 533? Would it work properly?

I have a Dell e510 motherboard in my comp and I was considering switching it out for an e520's motherboard (they take core 2 duos, unlike the e510).





Also, if i have a faster stick of ram than what a board is rated for, could i put it in a board that is slower than it, and have it work properly?
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i think it should work, just try it in and see if it fit in.
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So long as they are both ddr or both ddr2 it will work fine, if one is ddr and the board is ddr2 it will not work.
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They are both DDR2, just the board will have a higher speed than the ram that I want to put in it (really don't want to buy more ram if I have 4 gb of ram already)
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should work

though, i don't want to know where you got a e520 board...
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should work

though, i don't want to know where you got a e520 board...
Ebay, you can get everything there (except beer)

What, do you think that I stole it off of some1's comp....that is just dishonest!
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can a ddr333 memory work w. ddr2 667 motherboard?
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(this part i did know) DDR and DDR2 memory is not compatable. So, ddr333 memory WON'T work in a DDR2 667 motherboard. Sorry!!
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If i did decide to upgrade to the faster Ram would I notice any REAL performance increase? (I would have a GOOD C2D...dunno which one yet)
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post #10 of 11
At stock speeds, the RAM speed really doesn't make much of a differance.

If you are overclocking, good RAM can make a HUGE differance however . Considering how cheap DDR2 is now, I would suggest grabbing some if you can afford it.
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