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Can I run 1600 Ram on a 1066 Motherboard?

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July 28, 2008 9:20:58 AM

I have an ASUS P5E3 Deluxe board which takes up to 1066 DDR3.
Un fortunately I mistakenly bought 2 sticks of 1066 OCZ Platinum.
I am having a lot of crash issues. Could this be the problem? Is there any way around it?
a b } Memory
a b V Motherboard
July 28, 2008 9:34:32 AM

What are your full system specs?
What PSU are you using and what are your temps?

Make sure to check in your BIOS that all RAM voltages and timings are set to manufacturers specs.
July 28, 2008 8:34:16 PM

Dowload and run CPUZ. Click the SPD tab and look to see what speeds and voltage your memory is rated for. Standard voltage for DDR3 is 1.5v and your memory is sold @ 1.9v so the 1600 rating is actually an overclocked rating rather that a JEDEC standard. I would bet that your memory is actually 1066 @ 1.5v so it should work fine, the problem is likely that it isn't set right in the BIOS.
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