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Using Different memory speeds and motherboard compatibility

  • Motherboards
  • DDR3
  • Memory
Last response: in Motherboards
June 26, 2010 3:01:45 PM


I want to buy 3 X 4 GB DDR3 1600Mhz Ram, I already have 3 X 1GB DDR3 1333.Can i put the memory in and will it work IE. can it downlclock the 1600Mhz to 1333Mhz. I cant over clock my Core i7 Motherboard because it does not support overclocking (Pegatron IPMTB-GS).

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a c 435 V Motherboard
a c 128 } Memory
June 26, 2010 11:43:01 PM

It may work; you'll just have to try it. I use all single sided ram in my board, and two are hynix and two are micron.
a b V Motherboard
a b } Memory
June 27, 2010 1:59:59 AM

RAM does not run at a "certain speed". Rams runs at the speed the motherboard configures it to run at by default.
1600mhz RAM means that it is guaranteed to work at speeds up to 1600mhz, but it will work perfectly fine at ANY speed below that.
June 28, 2010 3:00:04 PM

Oh Ok thanks alot o1die and jitpublisher