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Will a 1333MHz ram work on a motherboard that supports 1833?

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June 27, 2013 6:25:58 PM

I have a build to complete for someone that wants a computer for office work, no gaming. I had this motherboard in mind http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
It's cheap and nothing big, but the ram I have in mind is PNY Optima DD3 that runs at 1333MHz, but on the specs of the motherboard, it says

Memory Supported DDR3 2400 MHz (O.C.)
DDR3 1866 MHz
DDR3 2200 MHz (O.C.)

Would that mean that if I were to buy the PNY Optima, it wouldn't work since it doesn't reach 1833MHz? Or would it work?
June 27, 2013 6:55:52 PM

catswold said:
Here is a link to the memory compatibility list on the MSI website for that board. Start there.

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/B85M-P33.html#/?div=MEMSu...


I didn't see the type of memory I wanted to buy for it, but I did see various other 1333MHz type ram. Does it mean I could still use the PNY ram on the motherboard even though it wasn't on the list? Or would that just be a risk?
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June 27, 2013 6:57:07 PM
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