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Can I use 1600 MHz DDR3 on 1060/1333MHz DDR3 only Motherboard ?

Buy the correct ram then in the first place if you cannot afford to make a mistake.

Plenty of ebay store ship world wide so location shouldnt be an issue

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm using HP Pro 3330MT which's motherboard (Foxconn 17A0) supports only 1060 MHz / 1333 MHz Dual Channel. Recently I want to increase my ram but 1600MHz DDR3 is the only option I can buy now.
Would my motherboard support 1600Mhz?

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ddr3 and older isn't quite as user friendly as ddr4 so it's kind of a tossup if your board will know to run it slower or will just not run at all with unsupported memory

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3 minutes ago, emosun said:

ddr3 and older isn't quite as user friendly as ddr4 so it's kind of a tossup if your board will know to run it slower or will just not run at all with unsupported memory

That guy might be using a older platform such 3rd gen Core processor i think.

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10 hours ago, RoyTheBoy said:

I'm using HP Pro 3330MT which's motherboard (Foxconn 17A0) supports only 1060 MHz / 1333 MHz Dual Channel. Recently I want to increase my ram but 1600MHz DDR3 is the only option I can buy now.
Would my motherboard support 1600Mhz?

Well, of course it will work, but only at 1333MHz. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Spirit`yL said:

That guy might be using a older platform such 3rd gen Core processor i think.

Actually it's 2nd gen intel core i5

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1 minute ago, Spirit`yL said:

That guy might be using a older platform such 3rd gen Core processor i think.

Yeah again some boards will know to down clock and some will not.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, emosun said:

Yeah again some boards will know to down clock and some will not.

Is there any way I can find if my motherboard down clock the memory or it wont support it ?

 

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Just now, RoyTheBoy said:

Is there any way I can find if my motherboard down clock the memory or it wont support it ?

 

Just go ahead and try ,slide the memory U want 2 Use?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Spirit`yL said:

Just go ahead and try ,slide the memory U want 2 Use?

I will buy one soon .. Since I can't afford another if I buy one (I'm buying it from my savings. since my parents wont give my money for this) I'm asking here ?

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Buy the correct ram then in the first place if you cannot afford to make a mistake.

Plenty of ebay store ship world wide so location shouldnt be an issue

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Just now, RoyTheBoy said:

I will buy one soon .. Since I can't afford another if I buy one (I'm buying it from my savings. since my parents wont give my money for this) I'm asking here ?

U just can go the official site that want to buy and check that motherboard memory support,or U can just go AliExpress and search.(Actually the AliExpress has a lot of secondhand board because it  is the TaoBao in China and btw i am a Chninese。)

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The most “safe” way to avoid incompatibility issues is by checking out the Qualified Vendor List of your motherboard. 

Buy a memory kit that is on that list!

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