Install lower speed memory on motherboard? Tags: Memory Motherboards Last response: April 24, 2012 2:19 AM in Memory Share darkstar845 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 . More about : install lower speed memory motherboard opalarrow 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumLower memory speed after adding 4GB? ForumHigher speed memory working with lower speed motherboard ? ForumIs a higher speed RAM is harmful for a lower speed processor? ForumHow does an 800Mhz celeron compare to lower speed Pentium .. ForumCore i7 overclock - cant lower memory speed anymore Forum[Help] Actual CPU speed is lower than rated on retail box ForumLower than Advertised Memory Speed ForumFaster DDR memory speed on Lower M/B mem slots Forum4gb mem= lower speed ? ForumDDR3 Ram clock speed is lower than expected, Why? ForumMemory Speed and motherboard /CPU compatability ForumFaster memory DDR speed on Lower M/B slots ForumIntel Core i7 965 Processor speed lower than expected ForumDifferant sets of RAM - lower core frequency speed ? ForumNew motherboard : Lower Windows Index, Slower memory timings... ForumCan I use lower clocked memory on any motherboard ? ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 ForumMATCHING EXISTING MEMORY ForumFaulty Asus P8Z68-M Motherboard? ForumNeed motherboard suggestion for amd fx x8 8150 More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !