[SOLVED] Memory upgrade for GA-H81M-S (rev 1.0)

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I have GA-H81M-S gigabyte motherboard, i5-4460, Corsair VS650, Gigabyte nVidia GT 740 graphics card and single 8GB HyperX HX318C10F/8 memory stick. Recently I have started facing a lot of issues due to low memory and wanted to upgrade.

Problem is my Motherboard specification says it supports "DDR3 1600/1333 MHz memory modules", but my old memory stick is 1866MHz. On Amazon India only memory stick that will arrive fast is another HyperX HX318C10F/8, is it fine if I use two higher frequency memory sticks than supported or it will cause the issue? (At the time of purchase we got parts from well known store and didn't realize memory stick was of more frequency than supported, I never really had any issues in last 5 years)
 
I have GA-H81M-S gigabyte motherboard, i5-4460, Corsair VS650, Gigabyte nVidia GT 740 graphics card and single 8GB HyperX HX318C10F/8 memory stick. Recently I have started facing a lot of issues due to low memory and wanted to upgrade.

Problem is my Motherboard specification says it supports "DDR3 1600/1333 MHz memory modules", but my old memory stick is 1866MHz. On Amazon India only memory stick that will arrive fast is another HyperX HX318C10F/8, is it fine if I use two higher frequency memory sticks than supported or it will cause the issue? (At the time of purchase we got parts from well known store and didn't realize memory stick was of more frequency than supported, I never really had any issues in last 5 years)
Assuming a second 1833 module of the same type works fine, it will just run at the motherboard and CPUs maximum supported speed of 1600. The motherboard will either automatically set it to 1600 or 1333 depending on what is programmed into the module for available frequencies. If it does not automatically set 1600, you can just set it manually in the bios. Your module supports 1600 CL9-10-9 at 1.5v and those timings should still work with two modules.
 
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I have GA-H81M-S gigabyte motherboard, i5-4460, Corsair VS650, Gigabyte nVidia GT 740 graphics card and single 8GB HyperX HX318C10F/8 memory stick. Recently I have started facing a lot of issues due to low memory and wanted to upgrade.

Problem is my Motherboard specification says it supports "DDR3 1600/1333 MHz memory modules", but my old memory stick is 1866MHz. On Amazon India only memory stick that will arrive fast is another HyperX HX318C10F/8, is it fine if I use two higher frequency memory sticks than supported or it will cause the issue? (At the time of purchase we got parts from well known store and didn't realize memory stick was of more frequency than supported, I never really had any issues in last 5 years)
Assuming a second 1833 module of the same type works fine, it will just run at the motherboard and CPUs maximum supported speed of 1600. The motherboard will either automatically set it to 1600 or 1333 depending on what is programmed into the module for available frequencies. If it does not automatically set 1600, you can just set it manually in the bios. Your module supports 1600 CL9-10-9 at 1.5v and those timings should still work with two modules.
 
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