Closed Wrong Ram Working? Tags: Motherboards DDR3 RAM Memory Last response: June 12, 2012 10:46 PM in Motherboards Share travalon June 12, 2012 1:06:33 AM Ok so I was surfing and doing comparisons and happened across this http://ark.intel.com/compare/37147,33921 notice the memory type for the i7 920 - DDR3 800/1066 Now I have this RAM - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... in this Mobo - EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... My question is, did I screw up? The i7 supports memory types DDR3 -800/1066. The Mobo says 1333/1600. Who's right? The machine works but I don't think I've ever checked to see what the Ram is running at. I suppose CPU-z would help. Why does it work if they're diff specs? Automatic underclocking? Building a new machine if the Rams wrong I'll fix it. Thx More about : wrong ram working fantastik250 a b V Motherboard June 12, 2012 6:03:36 AM I mixed up my FSB speeds and calculations. Anyways, anort is correct. Score 0 Best solution anort3 a c 197 V Motherboard a c 150 } Memory June 12, 2012 6:37:53 AM ^ That's wrong. Your motherboard will run with the DDR3 1600 just fine. That RAM kit was designed for LGA 1366 specifically. Run CPU-Z and it should show up as running at 800Mhz. It's DDR ( double data rate ) so showing as 800Mhz is correct. It will show as 667 if it's running at DDR3 1333 speeds. So CPU-Z at 800Mhz and 7-7-7-24 2T. Share Related resources RAM's working at wrong speeds - Forum RAM running with wrong CAS timers - Forum cpu, ram holding wrong clocks - Forum Wrong RAM slot? - Forum Computer after a few hours of use uses all 16gb of RAM on idle. What's wrong? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer travalon June 12, 2012 7:06:50 AM OK thanks, I was afraid I had overpaid for Ram that was super overkill. I feel better now. Thx again to both of you. Score 0 travalon June 12, 2012 7:07:12 AM Best answer selected by travalon. Score 0 nikorr a c 328 V Motherboard a c 146 } Memory June 12, 2012 10:46:40 PM This topic has been closed by Nikorr Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedsomething wrong with my RAM Forum SolvedRAM - Where am i going wrong Forum SolvedFirst build completed. RAM set up wrong? Forum SolvedCPU-Z shows wrong G Skill RAM timing Forum SolvedHelp please!! really worried added the wrong ram Forum SolvedPlease help [New PC] Frequent freezes, No BSOD, wrong Cas Latency for Ram Forum SolvedRam problem? or something else wrong? Forum SolvedWrong ram for Asus p5g41t-m lx3 motherboard with Intel® Pentium® Processor E5700 Forum SolvedAre my RAM timings wrong? Forum SolvedCan using the wrong adapter ruin the monitor to the point where the red color is not working? Forum SolvedCan using the wrong adapter ruin the monitor to the point where the red color is not working? Forum SolvedAre my RAM Timings Wrong Forum SolvedSpecs wrong about ram Forum SolvedWrong Ram for Xmas? Forum Solved8 gigs or ram registered but his server only allows 1 gig. Whats wrong? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !