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 | Report abuse Register or log in to remove fantastik250 Motherboard Expert June 12, 2012 6:03:36 AM I mixed up my FSB speeds and calculations. Anyways, anort is correct. | Report abuse Best solution anort3 Motherboard Master Memory Master 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. | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse travalon June 12, 2012 7:07:12 AM Best answer selected by travalon. | Report abuse nikorr Motherboard Master Memory Master June 12, 2012 10:46:40 PM This topic has been closed by Nikorr | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>Wrong Ram Working?> Related ressources: ForumRAM 's working at wrong speeds ForumInstalled RAM the WRONG WAY zzz. ForumRAM wrong way ForumWrong RAM MhzÑ Bought 4Gb 1600Mhz, Want 8Gb ¿x? Mhz - (DH67BL) ForumRam not snapping in? Wondering what is wrong . ForumWrong RAM ???? ForumBIOS reporting wrong RAM capacity ForumCan a wrong ram destroy your motherboard and processor? Forumwindows ram index bugs - score is wrong ForumDid I get the wrong RAM ForumWrong individual ram size but correct total ForumThe speed on my ram is wrong ForumP7h57, i5-760 and 2x8gb ForumASUS P8Z68-M PRO RAM question ForumXFX Nforce 780i 3-way SLI RAM limit?? ForumWhat RAM on a H67 Board? ForumDDR3 RAM COPATIBILITY WITH DG41WV INTEL MBO? ForumCORSAIR vengenace not working Forum[Solved] RAM Frequency not changing in CPU Z after upgrade ForumWhat Is The Best RAM For AMD More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !