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I say I can put a Higher rated RAM into a lower end motherboard and it will work fine, (A 1066 Stick into 800 slot) but run only at the highest rated speed, But my homie says that it wont be able to run the memory... Please back me up in my argument
post #2 of 10
You are mostly right, as a good 800 ram can be OC'd to 1066 and sometimes higher on a mobo rated for 800 mhz ram. Usually voltage increase is needed to do so tho.
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You missed the point, lol. Can you or can you not put a 1066 2gig stick in a 800 slot and have a working computer
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You missed the point, lol. Can you or can you not put a 1066 2gig stick in a 800 slot and have a working computer
Yes you can, it will run at the speed the motherboard defaults it to.
    
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Thank you! Def +rep for me being the 1337 n00b pwnz0r... ha i am teh suk
post #6 of 10
I agree, to get it higher tho, you will theoretically need to OC to get to the ram's rated stock speed.
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Thank you! Def +rep for me being the 1337 n00b pwnz0r... ha i am teh suk
NP Noob.
    
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Yeah, not a problem, Building a lan rig and had a extra pair of 2 gigs, just using one and putting it into a nice foxconn microatx mobo and will easily get them to rated speeds.
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You missed the point, lol. Can you or can you not put a 1066 2gig stick in a 800 slot and have a working computer
you sure can mate, the RAM controller on your MB will only read its maximum compatible speed, which is 800mhz. regardless of your RAM's factory speed.

i used to have 1066mhz ram in a 800mhz mobo, it just automatically clocks it down to 800. just make sure your CPU FSB and multiplier are set up to run the ram @ 800mhz too, just to be sure.
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Yep... works perfectly fine... not only will DDR2-1066 run in motherboards that have a DDR2-800 standard, but it'll generally be capable of running the ram @ 1066 as well (the 680i for example)
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