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Is ddr3 1600 compatible with ddr3 1333 mobo

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August 21, 2009 6:43:01 PM

Hi, i want to buy this Motherboard:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

it says that it support ddr3 1333 mhz

i also want to buy this RAM

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

and i want to know if the 1600 ram can work in a 1333 motherboard.
Is the motherboard will support it and downgrade the speed to 1333
or is it not goig to boot at all?

This 1600 RAM is cheaper than other 1333 RAM... (CA)

Thx for your answer
August 21, 2009 6:51:52 PM

Yes, it should. Then you can go into the BIOS and try to set it at the proper speed, latencies, and voltage.
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August 21, 2009 7:04:29 PM

Well that will be a negative, while most modules @ 1600Mhz will work on your board @ lower speeds, those reapers will most likely give you a headache.... Get these instead and make sure to change the timings and voltage in the bios prior to booting into windows....

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Most peeps that have this board are using these modules w/o any issues....
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