1866 memory with a 1600 compatible motherboard Tags: Memory Compatibility Motherboards Last response: November 24, 2012 2:37 PM in Memory Share scain6043 November 24, 2012 2:12:06 PM I recently bought 1866 memory but failed to realize that my motherboard has only supports up to 1600. Is this ok? Do I have to lower the clock speeds? Or do I have to buy new RAM altogether? Thanks More about : 1866 memory 1600 compatible motherboard rolli59 a c 176 } Memory a c 697 V Motherboard November 24, 2012 2:32:23 PM It is fine it will automatically default down to the boards speed. scain6043 November 24, 2012 2:37:06 PM Awesome thanks so much I was worried I wasted 45 bucks Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMotherboard 1600 MHz vs Memory 1866 MHz Forum8GB 1600 OR 8GB 1866 OR 12GB 1333 OR 12GB 1600 ForumIs the GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H compatible with 1866 MHz RAM? ForumMy 1866 Memory are running a 1600 with FX 8350 vishera ForumQVL/ Motherboard Kingston Hyper X T1 Series 8 DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) 240 ForumCPU Memory Controller Speed / Ram 1600 1.65v vs 1866 1.5v Forum1866 memory clocked at 1333 on sabertooth 990x ForumFor asus z77 v pro should i get 1600 or 1866 memory and gskill or cors ForumHow to fix ram running at 1600 instead of 1866 ? Forum32gb 1866 mhz ram vs 16gb 2800mhz ram ForumAsRock 990FX Extreme4 won't run 32GB DDR3- 1866 at more than 1600 Mhz Forum1866 and 1600 DDR3 ram together?? Forum8GB 1600 mhz CL9 vs 8GB 1866 mhz CL9 Forum1600 vs 1866 , are 5$ worth it? ForumAsus Crosshair IV Memory Corsair 1600 or 1866 ? ForumIs 1.65V 1600 MHz memory compatible with my setup? ForumWill this mobo allow me to get 1866 speed from RAM? ForumP7h57, i5-760 and 2x8gb ForumNeed help with boot ForumGSKILL Sniper F3-1600C9Q-32GSR compatible with Gigabyte Z77x D3h? More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !