Confused about choosing ram

Mike Tornado

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Hello. So i have 2nd gen core i3-2100 cpu processor and according to intel, it supports 1066/1333 MHz ddr3 ram. I have 2 2gb ram. They are dying so i have to replace them. But the problem is local stores don't sell 1066/1333 MHz ddr3 rams anymore. All they sale is 1600 Mhz ddr3. So my question is can i put 1600 Mhz ddr3 rams in my pc without changing motherboard or processor? Thanks
 

CircuitDaemon

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Yes, you can. The motherboard will underclock the RAM to match the highest frequency it supports. If for some reason it doesn't work, usually a bios update will fix it, but it's almost certain that it will work. However, I wouldn't recommend using them in combination with either of those 2GB sticks you already have, I'd suggest you get a single 8GB stick instead and remove the others.
 

CircuitDaemon

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Yes, you can. The motherboard will underclock the RAM to match the highest frequency it supports. If for some reason it doesn't work, usually a bios update will fix it, but it's almost certain that it will work. However, I wouldn't recommend using them in combination with either of those 2GB sticks you already have, I'd suggest you get a single 8GB stick instead and remove the others.
 

Mike Tornado

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Thank you very much. I was really worried whether I had to change the whole motherboard and processor or not. Thanks for clearing it up.
 
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