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Will 1866 ram work on a 1600 mobo?

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1. Can i buy 1866 ram and run it on a motherboard that only supports 1600 ram and can't oc to 1866?

2. If I bought a mobo that can oc to 1866 and oc will the parts not last as long?
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    Yes the RAM will work but you'll only be able to run it at 1600mhz. While running RAM at a lower speed will prolong its life, if the RAM is rated to run at 1866mhz then it'll still last longer than you need it. Almost all RAM has a life time warranty, bar a faulty piece, it shows you how confident the manufacturers are with its lifespan.
  2. benjii said:
    Yes the RAM will work but you'll only be able to run it at 1600mhz. While running RAM at a lower speed will prolong its life, if the RAM is rated to run at 1866mhz then it'll still last longer than you need it. Almost all RAM has a life time warranty, bar a faulty piece, it shows you how confident the manufacturers are with its lifespan.


    Thanks, Right now 1866 ram is cheaper that 1600.
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