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Get my motherboard to support RAM speed of 800 Mhz

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March 2, 2009 9:47:58 PM

Motherboard: ASUS P5RD2-VM
New Memory: Kensington KVR800D2N5K2/2G

My motherboard does not support anything higher than 667 Mhz. When I mix the current RAM with the new, I works fine and detects the total of the 2 RAMS but when I put the two new ones in. The computer does not boot at all. Is there a way to let the motherboard accept my new RAM?
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March 2, 2009 11:00:43 PM

Did you set your RAM manually to 667 MHz?
March 2, 2009 11:01:51 PM

avidichard your mobo will only support up to pc2-5300 the 800 will not work on that mobo. maybe able to overclock the 667 too 800 but I don't believe it will.right now with that mobo your stuck @ 667.hope this helps you out sorry.
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March 2, 2009 11:05:18 PM

Most of the time, if you put in RAM that is faster than the motherboard allows, it will set the RAM to be the max speed that is allowed. It is strange that it is not doing this for you.

You should be able to enter the BIOS and switch the RAM speed settings from AUTO or default, to a specific speed, like 667mhz. If after doing this, you still have the same problem, you should look into testing the new RAM.
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