Higher fsb ram with lower fsb cpu - good or bad? Tags: ASRock RAM CPUs Dual Core Motherboards Last response: October 11, 2012 11:58 AM in Motherboards Share xafix October 9, 2012 7:49:27 AM Hello, i have intel dual core E5300 i.e 800mhz fsb cpu and recently bought 2GB DDR3 ram 1333FSB. and in bios ram speed shows 400mhz... so is it okay or i have to buy 800FSB ram to match my CPU FSB?? thank you! More about : higher fsb ram lower fsb cpu good bad cl-scott a b V Motherboard October 9, 2012 6:20:36 PM Faster RAM can always slow down to slower speeds, you're just paying a premium for performance you're not getting is all. Richard3rd October 11, 2012 11:58:05 AM Maybe you can set a higher Memory Clock or DRAM Frequency in BIOS. It depends on the motherboard/chipset. Which motherboard do you have? And what is the model number of the memory modules? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDoes running higher FSB and lower multiplier reduce CPU temps? ForumClock RAM higher than FSB/CPU ? ForumFSB freq higher than NB chipset freq......major issue? ForumConfirming What I've Learned: CPU , RAM , FSB ForumHigher FSB or better CPU :DRAM Ratio Forumadvice on fsb or higher mem ForumOK to go for higher BLCK and lower Multi? Forumwhats the difference running the motherboard at higher FSB ForumProcessor with higher FSB then motherboard ForumAthlon 64 - seek advice on higher FSB problem ForumHow to lower FSB multiplier x13.5 ? ForumFSB 800 with DDR333? Good or Bad idea??? Forum1:1 FSB : Ram ratio. Is it necessary for Q9550? ForumRAM/FSB question ForumOpteron 165 @ 2610MHz 290 FSB @ 1.4V - good ? ForumFSB and RAM speed is a scam... (my vent) ForumOverclock FSB or DownClock RAM ? ForumQ6600 on Dry Ice -- FSB : 480, CPU : 4.32GHz -- Updated with pics. Forum"Reboot and select Proper boot device" ForumIs the Asus P8Z77-V a good Z77 motherboard? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !