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Is DDR2 memory backwards compatable?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DCM1519, Jul 8, 2006.

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  1. DCM1519

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    If you put DDR2 667 memory in a motherboard designed for DDR2 533, will it still work?
     
  2. KingCody

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    yes

    667 is the fastest that it is rated to run at, it will run at all speeds lower than that including 533

    unless you're planning to overclock, then there's no reason to spend the extra money on thr faster RAM because it will still run at 533
     
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    KingCody

    Thanks for the response. The reason I was asking is that the slower memory is almost as expensive as the fast memory and I figured that if I wanted to upgrade a motherboard later, I would already have fast memory.
     
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    Some mobo's can be picky about ram speed so watch out for that.
     
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