What happens when I in ram faster than my mobo supports..

nX07

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I want to put in another GB of memory into my current system, the ram I want to put in is PC2-6400 at 800MHz..

the motherboard is an ASUS P5AD2-E Premium and says to support DDR2 711 natively.

What would happen? I figure it would just downclock itself, but I could be wrong..
 

Pollux

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If there's a setting on the BIOS that you can set your RAM clocks, then you could downlock it manually and it could work. If you can't I doubt the motherboard will recognize it and give you some POST error.
 

cisco

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It will run at the maximum that the motherboard will allow so you don't need to change any settings the ram will automatically run at a slower setting.
 

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