using 3200ram on max2700 motherboard? Tags: Memory DDR Motherboards Last response: July 29, 2007 2:44 PM in Memory Share forumer9 July 29, 2007 11:14:09 AM Notice-i have read memory FAQ and there is line: DDR-400 modules are capable of running at slower speeds i.e. DDR-333 or DDR-266. Here is my question: I have: asrock GE PRO mb intel celeron @2,4GHz 256Mb RAM I bought: SUPER*TALENT 1GB DDR-400 PC3200 RAM Heatspreder 64MX8 CL3 D32PB1GJ I just realized in mb manual it says: 2 DDR DIMM slots support PC1600(DDR200) / PC2100(DDR266) / PC2700(DDR333), Max 2GB !!! there is no support for 3200!!! I went to store to buy slower memory and 3200DDR is slowest they have. nothing under that for DDR1. my question: is it safe at all to try put that 3200 RAM in mb? my friend said I might kill RAM, CPU, HDD or MB if I try to put 3200RAM in MB that supports max 2700. what to do? please help!!! More about : 3200ram max2700 motherboard o1die a c 128 } Memory a c 434 V Motherboard July 29, 2007 11:20:11 AM Your friend is wrong. The voltage setting is the same for pc2700 or pc3200. Most of the time, it should work fine. GSTe July 29, 2007 11:23:15 AM As O1ldie says it should run fine at the lower speed. Related resources How do you use the 800MHZ FSB? - Forum Amd x2 4400 - Forum Gaming rig Build - Forum HL2: Please Post About It - Forum Freezing, 9700's, and aiw file compression - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer forumer9 July 29, 2007 12:19:13 PM he says that it is because of CL3... that i should use only CL2,5 memory in my case. but he couldn't explain to me why... anyone? thanks a lot monst0r July 29, 2007 2:01:02 PM your friend is BSing you...i can't see why a cas latency would "kill your mobo, cpu,etc..." i wouldn't take advice from him anymore.. btw you should be fine..just pop it in HyperBladeST July 29, 2007 2:22:07 PM Most of the time the memory automatically run at maximum mobo speed so if it's 333 it willl run at 333 no problem (same for the latency). I already tried and it worked flawlessly. forumer9 July 29, 2007 2:44:57 PM its in and it works... now i have around 1.2gigs of ram (rest goes on onboard video card ) thanks a lot to you all Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumIs Smartpower 2.0 good enough?? ForumBeware P4 Overclockers!! ForumStrange Boot situation on Z77 ForumGigabyte GA-M55SLI-S4 motherboard problems Forumreplace motherboard in manufacturer's system ForumChoosing a motherboard ForumTypical Motherboard temperature for ASUS ForumCore 2 Duo FSB 1333 Motherboard. ForumCan someone Recommend a Motherboard Forum1333MHz C2D Motherboard that supports WXP SP1!? Forumwhat is the best motherboard from this list??? ForumIntel chipset motherboard suggestion for Q6600 More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !