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Will 2133 Mhz Ram work on 1600 Mhz only compatible motherboard?

Hi,

I have decided to buy Asus H87 Plus motherboard and pair it with i7 4770 (non-k). Motherboard only supports upto 1600Mhz ram.

I am from India. Currently 2133 Mhz ram is available for less price than 1600 ram. The price difference is around Rs.800 weird? (approx $13)

So whether 2133 Mhz Ram will work on 1600 Mhz only compatible motherboard?

My current rig is very old.. so i am buying completely a new rig.

Please help!
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  1. You could run the ram at 1600Mhz if it doesn't support it.
  2. brady121294 said:
    You could run the ram at 1600Mhz if it doesn't support it.


    Thanks... But are you 100% sure that it will work? so i can book it now
  3. Best answer
    there are three factors that define a memory module price. speed-cache latency(cl)-voltage. the lower the cl the better so i supposse it will have really high cl. your goal is 1600mhz- 1.5v- cl9-10 if you cant find such module in acceptable price you can manually set 1600 and lower timmings in order to be operational
  4. chris987 said:
    there are three factors that define a memory module price. speed-cache latency(cl)-voltage. the lower the cl the better so i supposse it will have really high cl. your goal is 1600mhz- 1.5v- cl9-10 if you cant find such module in acceptable price you can manually set 1600 and lower timmings in order to be operational


    Thanks Chris. I really dont know about the 3 factors before.
    I have just checked it. I think you are correct
    1600 mhz has - 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency
    2133 has - 11-11-11-27 CAS Latency
    link - http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-vengeance-ddr3-8-gb-2-x-4-gb-pc-ram-cmz8gx3m2a1600c9r/p/itmddca5zbuhqesh

    So i have decided to go with 1600 itself..THANKS
  5. VijayaBalaji said:
    chris987 said:
    there are three factors that define a memory module price. speed-cache latency(cl)-voltage. the lower the cl the better so i supposse it will have really high cl. your goal is 1600mhz- 1.5v- cl9-10 if you cant find such module in acceptable price you can manually set 1600 and lower timmings in order to be operational


    Thanks Chris. I really dont know about the 3 factors before.
    I have just checked it. I think you are correct
    1600 mhz has - 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency
    2133 has - 11-11-11-27 CAS Latency
    link - http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-vengeance-ddr3-8-gb-2-x-4-gb-pc-ram-cmz8gx3m2a1600c9r/p/itmddca5zbuhqesh

    So i have decided to go with 1600 itself..THANKS



    yes you do that! glad i've helped!:)
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