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im planning on upgrading my ram to 8x2 16gb 3200, but my mb GA H270M-DS3H specs say its only compatible with 2133 and 2400. i have 2133 and 2400 is hard to find and all i can find is 3200. is it safe to fit in a 3200mhz and will it work?
 
It will work but you won't be able to utilize all that extra speed of the RAM you're paying for. It will downclock to 2400MHz, so you can use it sure, but you'll be missing out on performance. Though it's good to have when you upgrade your motherboard next.
 

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it should work but won't run at 3200mhz. wait for further advice from people who have tried it tho

edit did a quick google. your MB should downclock the memory speed to make it work okay
 
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CPU
Intel Core i5 7500 @ 3.40GHz 39 °C
Kaby Lake 14nm Technology
RAM
8.00GB Single-Channel Unknown @ 1066MHz
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. H270M-DS3H
Graphics
ZOWIE XL LCD (1920x1080@144Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (Gigabyte)
Storage
1863GB Seagate ST2000DM006-2DM164

hi im planning on upgrading my ram and my motherboard only supports 2133 and 2400 and only 3200mhz is available where i live. i was told that if i fit in a 3200 my system will downclock it to 2400 but will that harm my pc?
 

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CPU
Intel Core i5 7500 @ 3.40GHz 39 °C
Kaby Lake 14nm Technology
RAM
8.00GB Single-Channel Unknown @ 1066MHz
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. H270M-DS3H
Graphics
ZOWIE XL LCD (1920x1080@144Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (Gigabyte)
Storage
1863GB Seagate ST2000DM006-2DM164

hi im planning on upgrading my ram and my motherboard only supports 2133 and 2400 and only 3200mhz is available where i live. i was told that if i fit in a 3200 my system will downclock it to 2400 but will that harm my pc?
No, but looking at your specs what do you need the extra 8gb for? 16gb RAM in your setup seems a bit much.
 
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CPU
Intel Core i5 7500 @ 3.40GHz
Kaby Lake 14nm Technology
RAM
16gb dual channel @ 1066MHz
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. H270M-DS3H
Graphics
ZOWIE XL LCD (1920x1080@144Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (Gigabyte)
Storage
1863GB Seagate ST2000DM006-2DM164

hi this is my gaming setup and I'm looking for advice on what to upgrade next with a budget of 200-300 bucks.
 

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