Can my Motherboard handle 1600MHz of RAM? Specs in thread.

I am thinking of buying Corsair (2x4GB) 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz Red Vengeance Memory for me Dell OY2MRG motherboard, I need to know if my motherboard will be able to handle 1600MHz RAM speed? I currently have (2x4GB) 8GB 667MHz Memory. I would like to run this Ram side by side with my new RAM I have 4 slots and i know my motherboard can hold up to 16GB of RAM, but can my motherboard handle 1600MHz RAM?

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  1. No your old ram is ddr2 and its not compatible at all. Its also never a good idea to match brands or differnt frequencys of ram together. If you want to upgrade your ram get a new CPU and Motherboard.
  2. firo40 said:
    No your old ram is ddr2 and its not compatible at all. Its also never a good idea to match brands or differnt frequencys of ram together. If you want to upgrade your ram get a new CPU and Motherboard.


    No my old RAM is DDR3 and I know this because i have opened my computer up and looked at the specs on it and CPUID says it is DDR3, and it isn't a good idea too match different RAM on the same frequencies but I have 2 different frequencies slots.
  3. 1) I'm quessing your CPU is a Sandy bridge CPU (ie a i5-25xx), If so
    .. Stay with the DDR3-1333.
    .. Most likely if you installed the ddr3-1600 it would AUTO DOWNclock to 1333 anyway.
    ... There is almost NO NOTICABLE performance performance gain going from 1333 -> 1600
    ... DDR3-1600 VOIDS intels CPU warranty for SB
  4. RetiredChief said:
    1) I'm quessing your CPU is a Sandy bridge CPU (ie a i5-25xx), If so
    .. Stay with the DDR3-1333.
    .. Most likely if you installed the ddr3-1600 it would AUTO DOWNclock to 1333 anyway.
    ... There is almost NO NOTICABLE performance performance gain going from 1333 -> 1600
    ... DDR3-1600 VOIDS intels CPU warranty for SB


    Yes I agree but my RAM is currently Clocked at 667MHz, so what your saying I should only buy 1333MHz
  5. 1) I'm quessing your CPU is a Sandy bridge CPU (ie a i5-25xx), If so
    .. Stay with the DDR3-1333.
    .. Most likely if you installed the ddr3-1600 it would AUTO DOWNclock to 1333 anyway.
    ... There is almost NO NOTICABLE performance performance gain going from 1333 -> 1600
    ... DDR3-1600 VOIDS intels CPU warranty for SB
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