Question about upgrading memory beyond Motherboard specs

Can I upgrade my computers memory to DDR2 PC-2 8500 even though the mother boards specs say 6400 is the limit.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c00906137

But when I check the Crucial memory it states it can handle up to 8500.
http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?mfr=HP+-+Compaq&model=Pavilion+a6130n
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More about question upgrading memory motherboard specs
  1. That's a commercial board, undoubtedly with a locked BIOS. What do you expect to gain?
  2. So adding the 8500 wouldn't get any better performance then the 6400?
  3. Did you check your bios options???.:)
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