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I just bought a set of 2x1GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers DDR2 1000... They have the D9 chip inside which is nice, but does that mean any mobo that only supports DDR2 800 is NOT compatible with my ram?? Does it have to be DDR2 1066 and above?

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No, you're fine. It'll work. My RAM and motherboard is rated 800 and I have reached 1050MHz with them.
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Yes i belive thats just the standard but i can work with any kind of ddr2.
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you can always put faster ram in a slower system even if for some strange reason you could not over clock the motherboard to use the faster ram .. the faster ram will just run at the slower speed in other words.. down word compatible
    
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No, you're fine. It'll work. My RAM and motherboard is rated 800 and I have reached 1050MHz with them.
that wasn't my question. my ram is ddr2 1000, the standard is ddr2 800.

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Originally Posted by b.walker36 View Post
Yes i belive thats just the standard but i can work with any kind of ddr2.
are you sure?

Mobo:
Memory Standard: DDR2 800
FSB = 1066/800/533MHz

RAM:
DDR2 1000, PC2 8000
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post #6 of 8
If you can get your CPU stable with that memory at those speeds, then it's compatible. The motherboard probably just doesn't have a divider setting that allows you to run DDR1066 at 266 FSB. You're all good man.
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If you can get your CPU stable with that memory at those speeds, then it's compatible. The motherboard probably just doesn't have a divider setting that allows you to run DDR1066 at 266 FSB. You're all good man.
i'm sorry, i dont understand what you mean. maybe i'm misunderstanding what the 1066/800/533 means.... what does that mean? and my ram is DDR2 1000 not 1066
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post #8 of 8
Let's say you get into your BIOS with stock settings. You should see your FSB at something like 266 for default. You will see something for the memory divider: either DRAM frequency or divider. It will say DDRXXX.
If you keep your FSB at stock and you motherboard says that it supports DDR1066, then that means that you can set a divider where it will run DDR1066. Mine supports up to DDR1333. If you dont' have one like that, then you can set the DDR setting to DDR800 and overclock the FSB until you reach DDR1066.
If you're running an FSB of 333 with DDR833 (DDR800 before overclock, 4:5 FSB ratio) then your RAM speed equation is(4/5)[memory speed]=333-------Memory speed=(5/4)(333)=416.25
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