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#1 Megaman1

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 07:54 PM

G,day
When installing RAM, does the RAM speed in MHz have to be equivalant to the Mobo speed in MHZ?

And can the speed of the RAM be slower or faster than the speed of the Mobo?

Thanks.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:04 PM

The ram has to have be the same speed that the motherboard can support or higher...
For example, if your motherboard has DDR2 800 ram, it can have the same type of ram or a higher speed ram such as DDR2 1066 ram, although if your motherboard can't support anything higher than DDR2 800, the DDR2 1066 ram will be clocked down to 800
so to answer your question, the ram has to be the equivalent of your current ram or higher... which ever is cheaper :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:37 PM

Thanks for the info about the RAM, It helped a lot and was very well explained.
Cheers :thumbsup:




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