Want to use DDR333 in slot geared for DDR400

By cigarman
Oct 1, 2007
  1. Can I put a DDR 333 (PC 2700) memory chip in a mobo slot geared for DDR 400 (PC 3200) without the chip frying? The "case latency" on both chips appears to be the same.
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    yes - the board will always default back to the slower speed. If the option is available as part of the BIOS, change that as well (but remember to put it back should you ever upgrade the RAM!)
  3. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

    If the CPU has a 166 or 133 bus speed, you'll be fine. If it's 200, then expect a performance drop.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

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