Question does my cpu memory have to be the same speed as my ram

Apr 14, 2019
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so i have a i5 9400F that has ddr4 2600 memory so will it still be able to take advantage of ddr4 3200 or will it be bottle necked
 

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oh ok but a cpu with ddr4 2666 will be fine with using ddr4 3200
Yes, but it comes down to the motherboard. For example if the max speed on the motherboard is 2800mhz then the 3200mhz memory will be downclocked to that speed. Initially the speed may show up as 2133 but once you enable XMP it should run at the correct speed or the max the motherboard will support.
 
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see with your cpu it says its memory time is ddr4 whereas mine says ddr4 2666 so are you sure it will work with ddr4 3200 provided that the motherboard allows it
 

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see with your cpu it says its memory time is ddr4 whereas mine says ddr4 2666 so are you sure it will work with ddr4 3200 provided that the motherboard allows it
Yes, 100% sure.

If your still iffy about what to get then once you decide on a motherboard then buy a memory kit from the motherboard QVL as the kits listed have been tested and work on that motherboard.
 
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okie dokie and two more questions and then I'll leave you be, does the chipset on the motherboard relate to the cpu, and what is bios.
and i cant find the out what the chipset is on my cpu
 

WildCard999

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BIOS (Basic Input Output System), allows you to configure/overclock your CPU (if allowed, in your case no as that CPU is locked), adjust memory speeds, booting options, identify hardware and other configuration options.

As for your first question I'm not really sure what you mean. The 9400F is supported natively on the Z390 motherboard. Once the BIOS is updated that CPU is supported on the H310/B360/H370 & Z370 motherboards.
 
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hey can i send you a bunch of links to the parts I've picked and ask if they will all work together, totally ok if you don't want to.
 

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