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ddr2-800 or higher in a ddr2-667 board?

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My gf just recently recieved a dell dimension 5150 which is listed to only support ddr2-667. Would sticks of ddr2-800 work in the dell mobo? I know with aftermarket mobos if you put a higher clock ram in a lower clock dimm slot it will just underclock the ram and run it at the highest clock the dimm slot supports. Is it the same case with dell mobos?

I just find it kind of pointless to buy ddr2-667 ram if you can buy a better ram for the same price and cheaper that can be used with future upgrades. I don't like buying things twice if you get what I mean.
 
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It should be able to run it. as long as it is 240 pin DDR2.
    
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Yes it would work but it would down clock it to 667Mhz. My friend used a stick of Muskin 2Gb 800Mhz ram in a dell that only supports up to 667Mhz and it ran fine.
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