Question Can I use a 3000mhz Ram into a 2933(Max) B460 Motherboard

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I am planning to get an Intel Core i5 10400 with MSI MAG B460 Tomahawk motherboard, the only issue is that its max support for RAM is 2933mhz, and unfortunately getting hands-on such RAM Is rare here, the only common ram I can find is a 3000mhz one, so can I use it on this motherboard? If so is there any extra configurations i must do in order to avoid future problems: The details of the RAM is as follows:

XPG ADATA GAMMIX D30 DDR4 8GB (1x8GB) 3000MHz U-DIMM Desktop Memory -AX4U300038G16A-SR30
Voltage : 1.35V, Latency : 16-20-20
 

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I am planning to get an Intel Core i5 10400 with MSI MAG B460 Tomahawk motherboard, the only issue is that its max support for RAM is 2933mhz, and unfortunately getting hands-on such RAM Is rare here, the only common ram I can find is a 3000mhz one, so can I use it on this motherboard? If so is there any extra configurations i must do in order to avoid future problems: The details of the RAM is as follows:

XPG ADATA GAMMIX D30 DDR4 8GB (1x8GB) 3000MHz U-DIMM Desktop Memory -AX4U300038G16A-SR30
Voltage : 1.35V, Latency : 16-20-20
Couple things, first off normally 3000mhz ram is effectively 2933 mhz, 2933 doesn't exist which is why you can't find it. Has to do with the clock multipliers, not a big deal.

HOWEVER

In your case the board only supports 2666 mhz ram with an i5 Per the detail specs page:

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B460-TOMAHAWK/Specification

MEMORY
  • 4x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 128GB 1
  • Intel® Core™ i7/i9
    • Supports up to DDR4 2933 MHz
  • Intel® Core™ i5 (Below)
    • Supports up to DDR4 2666 MHz
  • Supports Dual-Channel mode
  • Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
  • Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
You can buy that 3000mhz ram, but it will only run at 2666.
 
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I am planning to get an Intel Core i5 10400 with MSI MAG B460 Tomahawk motherboard, the only issue is that its max support for RAM is 2933mhz, and unfortunately getting hands-on such RAM Is rare here, the only common ram I can find is a 3000mhz one, so can I use it on this motherboard? If so is there any extra configurations i must do in order to avoid future problems: The details of the RAM is as follows:

XPG ADATA GAMMIX D30 DDR4 8GB (1x8GB) 3000MHz U-DIMM Desktop Memory -AX4U300038G16A-SR30
Voltage : 1.35V, Latency : 16-20-20
With the i5 processor max speed is 2666.
 
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