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. Best solution anort3 a c 194 V Motherboard a c 149 } Memory June 12, 2012 6:37:53 AM Share ^ 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. Related resources RAM 's working at wrong speeds - Forum Installed RAM the WRONG WAY zzz. - Forum RAM wrong way - Forum Wrong RAM MhzÑ Bought 4Gb 1600Mhz, Want 8Gb ¿x? Mhz - (DH67BL) - Forum Ram not snapping in? Wondering what is 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. travalon June 12, 2012 7:07:12 AM Best answer selected by travalon. nikorr a c 328 V Motherboard a c 146 } Memory June 12, 2012 10:46:40 PM This topic has been closed by Nikorr Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Wrong RAM ???? Forum BIOS reporting wrong RAM capacity Forum Can a wrong ram destroy your motherboard and processor? Forum windows ram index bugs - score is wrong Forum Did I get the wrong RAM Forum Wrong individual ram size but correct total Forum The speed on my ram is wrong Forum P7h57, i5-760 and 2x8gb Forum ASUS P8Z68-M PRO RAM question Forum XFX Nforce 780i 3-way SLI RAM limit?? Forum What RAM on a H67 Board? Forum DDR3 RAM COPATIBILITY WITH DG41WV INTEL MBO? Forum CORSAIR vengenace not working Forum [Solved] RAM Frequency not changing in CPU Z after upgrade Forum What Is The Best RAM For AMD Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !