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i3 behavior with faster RAM question.

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So my new notebook has this i3 on board, and one 2GB 1333 MHz stick.
But specifications tell me that CPU is capable of running RAM only 800/1066 MHz: http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=49020
So what is the deal with this? Is my CPU underclocking RAM? Are there any drawbacks compared to using 1066 RAM?
Or is it all up to motherboard? I'm a little confused with this new architecture.
Also I'm planning to get another 2/4 GB stick. Should I look for 1066 or 1333 MHz ones?
Edited by Zotov - 1/2/11 at 3:43am
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post some ss's of the motherboard,memory, and spd tabs from cpu-z
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The SPD tab show's what it's capable of. As you can see by the "Memory" tab, it's still actually only running at 1066 mhz (533x2), within the CPU's limits. I hope this clears things up.
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The SPD tab show's what it's capable of. As you can see by the "Memory" tab, it's still actually only running at 1066 mhz (533x2), within the CPU's limits. I hope this clears things up.
This.

it is only capable of running at that from the cpu restrictions. If somehow my a miracle your bios lets you edit settings for the memory you can overclock it. Otherwise just buy a new stick of ddr3 1066 ram and be happy.
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