Motherboard and RAM

I've got a question. Could you put, lets say, a DDR2 800MHz stick in your computer when your FSB can only take 533MHz? Would it just take 533MHz out of the stick and leave the rest there?

My motherboard:

My computer:

The thing is... at, it says 800MHz. And on, it says 800/533MHz... What does that mean "800/533MHz?" And it also says "Memory Standard DDR2 533," does that mean that's what it came with? I'm so lost, sorry.

Thanks for the help in advance!
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  1. It's better to go to the support site of the motherboard manufacturer.

    Here are two links:

    Intel® Desktop Board D102GGC2 Supported processors

    Intel® Desktop Board D102GGC2 System Memory

    Does that help?
  2. Yes, thanks. So could I have two double-sided RAM sticks and it still max out at 2GB's? I'm not exactly sure what a double-sided RAM stick does...
  3. Double-sided just means that the memory chips are placed on both sides of the memory stick. Yes, you can max out at 2GB. Even though it only supports 533Mhz RAM, you can use 800Mhz. It will just run it at 533Mhz. Just be sure that all of the RAM can run at 533Mhz at the same memory timings.
  4. Alright, thanks so much!
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