Mobo specs and RAM

By Qwaszx86
Feb 28, 2008
  1. When a motherboard's memory standard is, for example, DDR2 1200, does that mean that you can only use RAM with a speed of 1200, or does it mean you can use anything up to that speed? Thanks
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    You should be able to use RAM rated for any frequency up to the maximum allowable frequency.

    Choosing to run RAM rated for speeds significantly less than the FSB is going to cause a bottleneck in your system, make sure you understand what you are doing and are okay with it.

    Look at your motherboard's manual or website for more information.
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