Question Got wrong ram for motherbaord, will it work?

Tomchew

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The z390 gaming x gigabyte, says it only takes up to 2666, but I got 2x8 of 3200, will it still work, and is it best to put them In a2 b2 slots, because 1 is blocked my the cpu cooler.
 

DMAN999

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It will probably work.
Check and see if the exact model of your ram kit is listed on your MB's QVL and/or the ram manufacturers compatibility list.
Even if not listed on either list it will most likely still work but possibly only at the lower (non-xmp) speed.
Also read the MB manual to see which slots are specified for use when you have a 2 stick ram kit.
 
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