Will 400mhz Ram run on my 266 mhz Motherboard ple?

  Tinkey Winkey 23:13 29 Jul 2004

I have an Asus A7A266 mobo with WIN XP.

I want to replace the existing memory with 2 sticks of 512mb DDR 400 MHZ ram.

The max my mobo is rated for is only 266mhz ram.

Will the 400mhz ram still work by running at 266mhz??

I want to do this to save me having to buy the 400mhz rated ram later when I upgrade the mobo and cpu.

  THE TERMINATOR 23:20 29 Jul 2004

It probably will as RAM is backwards compatible,ie....TT

  norman47 23:23 29 Jul 2004

According to crucial click here
your system will take PC3200 ( 400Mhz ) ram.

  inneedofhelp 01:35 30 Jul 2004

it will run, but only at the spped at which your mobo can cope with. good idea if u plan to upgrade the mobo in the future

  Tinkey Winkey 08:45 30 Jul 2004

Excellent - Thanks guys.

This will save me having to pay out again for faster Ram when I upgrade in the near future.

All is well in BogeItAndScarper World :)

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