RAM question

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  1. ls1norcal

    ls1norcal New Member

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    If said motherboard's memory standard is DDR800, does that mean that only DDR800 will work, or it backwards compatible?
     
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    no you could use 667 or 1066 if you wanted to. If you get memory that is too slow though you computer will run like shit or not at all.

    if DDR2-800 is the standard, I wouldnt use less than DDR2-667

    and if you do buy something different dont forget to adjust for it in the BIOS
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    So if a board suggests 1066 and you were to use say 800 would that cause a significant overall performance decrease?
     
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    depends on the cpu you were going to use, if you were gonna use a cpu with 1333 fsb then maybe, but Im using 800 memory with a 1066 cpu
     
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    Quit being a puss and buy a real man's RAM.
     

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