Which RAM will my CPU allow Tags: CPUs RAM Intel i7 Motherboards Last response: February 9, 2011 8:02 PM in CPUs Share ja9g08 February 9, 2011 4:48:19 PM I have bought a i7 950 and an asus sabertooth x58 mobo. My issue is that the i7 950 supports 1066MHz RAM but the motherboard supports up to 1600MHz. So what RAM can I use, I assumed the limiting factor would be the motherboard. Thanks More about : ram cpu lothdk a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard February 9, 2011 5:14:49 PM There is a multiplier associated with memory, so you can run the memory at 1600 if that is what you have/will buy. Having higher rated memory will also help if you decide to overclock. ja9g08 February 9, 2011 5:18:47 PM Thanks for the reply. Can you explain further? So would i encounter issues running 1600MHz without overclocking or would it just default to 1066MHz and run fine? Jack Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer lothdk a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard February 9, 2011 8:02:17 PM You should not encounter any problems running the memory at 1600 MHz without overclocking the CPU, and it is easy to set up. In BIOS under AI TWEAKER simply change DRAM Frequency to 1600 MHz if it does not use this setting automatically (also remember to set DRAM Bus Voltage if you are not using a 1.5v kit). Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhich would be the better laptop:- an Asus X75vc - TYio3H or an HP Pavilion G6 2380SA? Both have the i5 3230 CPU, 8GB of RAM a Forum SolvedNew CPU and motherboard won't allow me to boot my ssd Forum SolvedCan upgrading from a 32 bit to 64 bit allow you to optimally use your graphics card and installed RAM? Forum SolvedMotherboard won't allow me to use more than 4 gigs of ram Forum Solvedwhich graphic cards or video cards are compatible with Intel (R) Pentium (R) 4 CPU 3.00 GHz 2.99 GHZ, 0.99 GB of Ram. Forum SolvedWhich component to upgrade: CPU, Memory, Video Card, or RAM? Forum Solvedsmooth upgrade of mobo and CPU that will allow Windows 7 install to keep working Forum SolvedHelp Choosing Which Upgrade Is Best for 4 Year Old Rig - CPU, GPU, RAM, HD? ~$400 budget Forum SolvedWhich sound cards allow you to switch between speakers and headphones with a hotkey? Forum SolvedWhich Motherboard and Ram matches my CPU's FSB speed? Forum SolvedGeneral Use, which MOBO/CPU/RAM/GPU combo? Forum SolvedIntel DG41RQ which CPU/RAM/GPU to max performance Forum SolvedCpus that allow 1066 ram on ma770-ud3 Forum What is good Dual CPU LGA 2011 mobo which supports atleast 64gb ram and alot of GPUs Forum SolvedWill a Mobo with DDR2 1200/1066 ram support allow me to use 800Mhz ram Forum I have a Brother MFC J430 W which has been fine. now I have Outlook 2010 and Windows 7 and the printer will not allow me Forum boost wifi signal to xbox from neighbours wifi which they allow me to use Forum MSI BIOS won't allow me to set the ram speed. Forum i have intel core i5 2320 cpu 4 gb ram and gigabyte h61m d2h motherboard...which graphic card is suitable for me..(screen reso Forum If I have a Pentium 3.0 Prescott CPU (socket 478) installed on a socket 775 motherboard using a cpu adapter will this allow m Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !