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Old 16. Sep 2010, 04:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just a FYI, higher speed memory won't "burn" your pc.

Regardless of the rating of the ram, it will only run at the speed of your bus. (or the speed of the ram, which ever is lowest)

If the ram is rated at 400 and you bus is rated at 200, the ram will only
run at 200. (If the chip will even fit in the socket)

Yes, you should match bus speed and ram speed, but just as important
is to used matched pairs of identical memory chips.
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