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    Running high speed ram in a slower motherboard for OC

    Can you run high rated speed ram in a lower speed board that isn't meant to use that high speed ram and then overclock it to the proper speed? I guess that is the idea with all the new ram rated over 1066mhz but i would just like some confirmation so i dont damage any parts.

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    usually you can run it slower but tighter than it's rated speed or depending upon dividers etc. you may be able to run it at it's rated speed even if not officially supported.

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    Thanks i just needed the confirmation, i remember running my ddr 400 ram at around 380 and i had better CAS latencies.

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    Fast memory will be fine. As stated you can usually push the latencies quite a bit.

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