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If I have DDR2 800 and I put it in a mobo that only supports up to DDR2 667, will it just downclock? Or will it not work at all?
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It will just downclock

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Originally Posted by noahmateen1234 View Post
If I have DDR2 800 and I put it in a mobo that only supports up to DDR2 667, will it just downclock? Or will it not work at all?
It will downclock
Make sure your motherboard supports whatever the memory's voltage is, the faster the memory the more voltage it needs. Many motherboards that are DDR667 only support a voltage of 1.8 while many DDR800 sticks range from 1.8-2.2
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It will downclock to 667mhz, but you can try bumping it to 800mhz to see if it's stable.
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It'll downclock, but that doesn't mean it "won't" overclock (from 667Mhz).
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