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using 3200ram on max2700 motherboard?

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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:
Heatspreder 64MX8 CL3

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!!!
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a c 435 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.
July 29, 2007 11:23:15 AM

As O1ldie says it should run fine at the lower speed.
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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...


thanks a lot
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.. :ange: 

btw you should be fine..just pop it in
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.
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