Ram too slow for Motherboard?

By Needle
Feb 10, 2007
  1. Let's say I buy 667 MHZ DDR2 ram. My motherboard, however, has a DDR2 800 standard. Does that mean my ram is too slow for my motherboard, does it work anyway, does it affect ram performance in any way, etc?
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    I don't believe so. DDR2 667 will work on a DDR2 800 mobo. It just won't run as fast as DDR2 800, but timings might be tighter.

    Regards :)
  3. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 385

    Nope. Your ram will run just the way it's meant to at 667MHz. The 800MHz "standard" is what the motherboard's maximum is without over clocking.
  4. Needle

    Needle TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Thanks, this clears things up.
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