Wondering if an AMD A4-5300 Trinity will pair with RAM DDR3-1866 (PC3 14900).
I know that according to AMD, this CPU is designed for DDR3-1600, but that means the system will not boot up at all, or just the DDR3-1866 will work as a DDR3-1600?
If you are going to use a stand alone video card with this system, you should save your money and stick to the 1600 memory.
If you plan on using the APU (built-in video adapter), then you may be able to take advantage of the 1866 memory.
Regardless, the memory rated at 1866 should run in the system, for the APU it can improve video performance, but not a huge amount.
Personally, I would recommend, for max stability and cost, that you just stick with 1600 memory.
Thank you. Looks like I'm in the good way. I do plan to use the built-in video adapter. Originally was buying a 1600 memory then the online store went out of stock so I changed for another (a better one) but I made a mistake and choose 1866 instead a 1600 wrongly.
The 1866 should work at the rated speed, even if you manually set to that speed in the BIOS. If you have stability issues at 1866, you can always reduce the speed to 1600. You won't see much difference in performance.