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Advice will 1600 ram work in 1066/1333 MB?

boltman2007 7,354 2,746 November 11, 2010 at 07:09 AM More Newegg Deals
I just realized I ordered 1600 ddr3 to go with a new build (Didn't think to check)
Parts coming in later today!

The motherboard supports up to 1066/1333 DDR3 inherently without overclock.

Will it even POST at all with that one stick? If it does Should I "overclock" in the bios up to the rated ram speed if it does?
Whats the best way to do that?

Here's what the specs say for the mobo (4 ram slots)...
DDR3 1866(OC)/1333/1066
* To reach DDR3 1866MHz or above, you must install two memory modules and install them in the DDR3_3 and DDR3_4 memory sockets.

Here's the memory (1 stick)..

Here's the mobo...

Here's the CPU...

Ideas? Thanks.

I really don't need to overclock right now otherwise.



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Go look at the motherboard manual on Gigabytes and make sure the voltages will work with that memory. Not sure about the timing, I think it will underclock to 1333. This will not be good for overclocking as you would be much better off with 2 2gb sticks for OC, this would likely be cheaper too. $94 is quite a bit to spend on just 4gb of ddr3. You are paying a premium for this being on one stick.

Instead I would buy something like this Specifically or For the price savings you could double the amount of ram you put in the system if you wanted to. You would also know that it would work with the timing.
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Last edited by LiquidRetro November 11, 2010 at 08:05 AM.
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It'll work fine
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Thanks guys.

I went based on the first recommendation and ordered the 1333 sticks x2.... came out $40 less!

Got an RMA and shipback from newegg.

Thanks Repped
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The motherboard supports DDR3-1866 overclock and above.
I would put your memory in slot DDR3_3 or DDR3_4 and manually adjust the voltage to 1.65v.
There is little difference running single channel versus dual channel.
Plenty of overclocking room.
Run the memory at 1600 MHZ. That's what you paid for.
You can always run it at a lower speed if need be.
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Last edited by evongugg November 11, 2010 at 12:18 PM.
It should work just fine, you may need to tweak the voltage, but it still should work at the default specs.
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