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What if my RAM is too fast for my Motherboard?

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Last response: in Memory
August 11, 2013 2:50:35 PM

I've been experiencing a freezing problem, and only now realized that my ram is at 1866 MHz, but my motherboard supports 1600 MHz at most. Could this be causing the Freezes? If so, can I fix it by just underclocking the ram, or do I have to buy new RAM?

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: 2x 4GB Corsiar Vengeance 1866 MHz

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August 11, 2013 4:21:51 PM

Prob running with loose timings at 1333, what's the actual model # of the DRAM, and we can set it up at 1600 or better also what CPU?
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August 12, 2013 11:41:23 AM

Gfreding said:
I've been experiencing a freezing problem, and only now realized that my ram is at 1866 MHz, but my motherboard supports 1600 MHz at most. Could this be causing the Freezes? If so, can I fix it by just underclocking the ram, or do I have to buy new RAM?

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: 2x 4GB Corsiar Vengeance 1866 MHz

Yeah, you can adjust the freq manually but depends on the processor. Btw, what is the motherboard model number? Trying running CPU-Z and see the speed the memory is running at or check in the BIOS. If the speed is something like 1333MHz as mentioned by @Tradesman1 then we can try setting to a better freq and timing and hopefully it should work. Also if possible make sure you have the latest BIOS version, if not try flashin it.