Bus speed of the RAM for GA-8I945GZME-RH motherboard

Hi all,

I have the above mentioned motherboard & currently I'm using a 512 DDR2 RAM on it.
I need to upgrade it to 1GB. The BUS Speed of the RAM is 533.
Can I use another RAM of a higher BUS SPEED (667/800) or do I have to use a RAM of the same speed?

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Any would do, the 667 or 800 ram would run at 533 instead.
  2. Thanks for the quick reply amnotanoobie..

    Following was mentioned in my Motherboards' manual:

    Memory - 2 DDRII DIMM memory slots (supports up to 2GB memory)
    Supports dual channel DDRII 533 DIMMs
    Supports 1.8V DDRII DIMMs

    Is it still OK to go ahead with a 667 or an 800 according to those facts?

  3. Yes, it should all run at 533MHz. The 800MHz could support speeds of 667 or 533.

    Just to make sure you avoid problems, before you insert the 800MHz module, find in the BIOS the memory speed setting. Change it from Auto, to 533MHz, save the settings then turn off the computer and insert the new memory.

    * Also after you add new memory, run one pass of MemTest86+ (this should take about an hour or so). If there are errors, turn off the pc, remove your old 533MHz part, then run MemTest86 again. If there are still errors it means the new memory has a defect and you should RMA/claim warranty on it.


    *BTW Memtest would run continously, it doesn't stop, you have to stop it manually.
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