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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCan you set memory clock speed to lower if the motherboard does not support it? Forum SolvedHigher speed memory working with lower speed motherboard? Forum SolvedInstalling lower speed memory than the spec Forum SolvedThe default memory frequency is lower than the speed on the box. Forum Solvedcorsair 8 gb 1600 mhz memory showing lower speed Forum SolvedCan I use lower clocked memory on any motherboard? Forum Lower memory speed after adding 4GB? Forum Lower than Advertised Memory Speed Forum Core i7 overclock - cant lower memory speed anymore Forum SolvedMemory Speed + Motherboard Compatibility Forum Memory: Higher speed w/o low lat. vs lower speed low lat. Forum SolvedWhat Memory Speed Do I need for new Motherboard Forum Faster DDR memory speed on Lower M/B mem slots Forum Faster memory DDR speed on Lower M/B slots Forum SolvedNot getting full speed out of installed memory - new build Forum New motherboard: Lower Windows Index, Slower memory timings... Forum SolvedWhy is my laptop speed lower than my brothers laptop? Forum Why is my bus speed lowering when I use XMP profile on memory? Forum Geforce 295's Clock and Memory Speeds lower than 275? Forum SolvedLow fps in games.....even lower than on friend's pc with lesser dedicated video memory :C ......HELP PLEASE :"( Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !