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what happens when i put ram thats faster than the motherboard can accept?

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October 9, 2013 8:30:47 PM

I want to get high speed Ram but I dont know what would happen if i put ram thats faster than the motherboard can accept.
October 9, 2013 8:33:35 PM

Your computer simply won't recognize it. It will be as if it weren't even there.
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October 9, 2013 8:35:04 PM

The ram will run at the default speed of the motherboard or CPU! That is a fact!
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October 9, 2013 8:38:33 PM

rolli59 said:
The ram will run at the default speed of the motherboard or CPU! That is a fact!


Will it? I thought the computer would simply ignore it.
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October 9, 2013 8:41:41 PM

No ram has no problem running at slower speed than it is max tested for and for faster ram usually the spd is 1333MHz and the faster speeds are XMP profiles for Intel, AMP for AMD or has to be set manually in BIOS.
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October 9, 2013 9:29:35 PM

What mobo and CPU?
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January 26, 2014 8:49:00 AM

rolli59 said:
The ram will run at the default speed of the motherboard or CPU! That is a fact!


sorry to interrupt this thread, and i mean sorry...

but i have a problem and i think its related somehow...

i bought 2gb and when i check the system it says.. 512 mb.. what happen

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my old ram is 512mb (533)
and my new ram is 2x1gb(800), different brand..
when i insert my 2gb ram, it wont boot so i try and try until it boot and then when i check the system
it shows only 512mb

pls help me...
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January 26, 2014 9:14:03 AM

amerciadez said:
rolli59 said:
The ram will run at the default speed of the motherboard or CPU! That is a fact!


sorry to interrupt this thread, and i mean sorry...

but i have a problem and i think its related somehow...

i bought 2gb and when i check the system it says.. 512 mb.. what happen

history....

my old ram is 512mb (533)
and my new ram is 2x1gb(800), different brand..
when i insert my 2gb ram, it wont boot so i try and try until it boot and then when i check the system
it shows only 512mb

pls help me...

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You need to open a thread and include your mobo, CPU the DRAM model #s
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January 27, 2014 4:37:56 AM

I can't imagining it not working unless the memory's slowest SPD profile is too fast for the motherboard, but I've never seen that scenario. Another reason I can't imagine it: even the fastest DIMMs are rarely made with RAM chips rated faster than 1333-1600MHz.
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