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    Default Memory Standard: DDR2 1200

    If a mainboard has a memory standard of say DDR2 1200 what exactly does this mean? Is it better to have a board that has a memory standard of DDR2 1200 or a board that has a memory standard of DDR 800 if you use DDR 800 memory in it or should the memory be matched with the boards memory standard? If so or not so, why?

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    Default Re: Memory Standard: DDR2 1200

    Quote Originally Posted by Spongebob View Post
    If a mainboard has a memory standard of say DDR2 1200 what exactly does this mean? Is it better to have a board that has a memory standard of DDR2 1200 or a board that has a memory standard of DDR 800 if you use DDR 800 memory in it or should the memory be matched with the boards memory standard? If so or not so, why?
    I have yet to see a motherboard that natively supports over DDR2 800 speeds. What these specifications mean is that the motherboard will natively support DDRX-xxx and if you put in faster memory, it will not boot up at those faster speeds, you'd have to manually set it to those speeds.

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    Default Re: Memory Standard: DDR2 1200

    Quote Originally Posted by casecutter View Post
    I have yet to see a motherboard that natively supports over DDR2 800 speeds. What these specifications mean is that the motherboard will natively support DDRX-xxx and if you put in faster memory, it will not boot up at those faster speeds, you'd have to manually set it to those speeds.
    Thanks for explaining that.
    This is actually the only mainboard I've seen that has a higher than DDR2 800 standard (DDR2 1200).

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188013

    Let me see if I have this right now. If I used DDR2 1100 system memory on a mainboard that has a DDR2 800 memory standard, it would not boot to the bios? But I could find a stick of DDR 800 or lower ram and put it in to get to the bios and somehow set it to take a faster speed and then use the fast ram??? Why do they set a limit if a mainboard is capable of using greater than the standard then.
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    Default Re: Memory Standard: DDR2 1200

    No, it owuld boot and run, it would just run @ the highest rated speed the motherboard can handle. So, DDR2 1100 in a mobo that supports DDR2 800 would boot and run @ DDR2 800 until you went into bios to manually set the speeds higher.
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