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Install lower speed memory on motherboard?

Last response: in Memory
April 24, 2012 2:13:14 AM

For example, Ivy bridge cpu specify to have 1333/1600 mhz memory. Can I install a ram with only a maximum speed of 1066mhz?
I know that 1600mhz memory is very cheap right now, but I just wanted to know ;) .
April 24, 2012 2:19:24 AM

I'm not an expert, but I see no reason why it couldn't. With certain motherboards you can go higher than 1600 as well. This is just speculation.