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Can I put DDR3 1600 in mobo that takes DDR3 800/1066/1333?

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December 16, 2010 7:37:08 PM

I'm guessing there is no harm in using memory that is faster than the mobo requires. I am also guessing that the 1600 just means faster than 800/1066/1333.

In particular, I want to put this memory:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

In this mobo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 16, 2010 7:37:58 PM

The memory is 240 pin, in both cases.
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December 16, 2010 7:47:11 PM

Yes, they're both physically compatible.
Worst case, you may need to down-clock the RAM if it doesn't work right away.

It would probably be better to find RAM within your motherboard spec and with a lower latency, like CL 8, if possible.
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December 26, 2010 2:54:41 PM

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