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Posted: 8/4/2005 6:19:35 PM EDT
I accidentally bought pc3200 RAM. Meant to buy pc2700. My processor bus speed is 333mhz. My board will support a 400mhz bus. Will the 400mhz RAM work with a 333mhz processor or should I leave the RAM in the package and return it?
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 6:21:08 PM EDT
return it. Even if it works it will do so at the slowest speed of whatever ram you have.


SGatr15
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 6:29:22 PM EDT
The memory will work but it won't run that the 400Mhz.

Sometimes you can find faster memory cheaper but not always. If the slower 2700 is cheaper where you bought the memory return it and get what ever is cheapest.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 6:47:06 PM EDT
if it works keep it, if it doesn't return it. All the DDR ram i have used has clocked down to the slower speed, i don't think you'll have a problem if you keep it
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 7:05:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By war_man:
I accidentally bought pc3200 RAM. Meant to buy pc2700. My processor bus speed is 333mhz. My board will support a 400mhz bus. Will the 400mhz RAM work with a 333mhz processor or should I leave the RAM in the package and return it?




Let me see. You accidentally bought faster RAM the you needed. Yes, the faster RAM will work just fine at the lower bus speed. That way you can upgrade you processor without having to spring for the faster RAM.



Vulcan94
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 7:14:15 PM EDT
Keep the memory. it will work just fine.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 7:17:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By war_man:
I accidentally bought pc3200 RAM. Meant to buy pc2700. My processor bus speed is 333mhz. My board will support a 400mhz bus. Will the 400mhz RAM work with a 333mhz processor or should I leave the RAM in the package and return it?



Should work. If anything you may be able to OC your processor because of the mem, if you have a decent core and MB.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 7:20:35 PM EDT
You're fine. Faster can always go slower, but not vice-versa. If you upgrade to a 400FSB board later on, you're golden there too.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:39:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2005 10:39:39 PM EDT by ARDunstan]
KEEP THE RAM.
It will run fine.
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