Need to know about RAM

By acefsj ยท 4 replies
Nov 14, 2009
  1. If my computer says it's compatible ram is 166 or 200 mhz and i put in 400 mhz what will happen
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Sometimes it will work at the maximum board allowed amount (200MHz)
    Sometimes it won't work and the computer won't turn on
    I have never seen it hurt the Motherboard though (possibly the Ram) but not the Motherboard)
  3. acefsj

    acefsj TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 95

    K thanks ya it works so hopefully nothing bad will happen\
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    is the 400Mhz the actual speed or the DDR (effective) speed?
  5. acefsj

    acefsj TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 95

    it's the ddr speed is 400 and my motherboard is compatible with 166 or 200 it works but seems slow
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