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    Default Will Phenom II X4 955 support DDR3 1600MHz RAM?

    Hello.
    I recently ordered AMD Phenom II X4 955 Processor.

    I also ordered DDR3 1333MHz RAM but the seller sent me DDR3 1600MHz RAM.
    As per AMD's site, 955 supports 1333MHz RAM.

    I contacted seller he is saying there will be no problem as my motherboard supports DDR3 1600MHz RAM.
    What should I do?
    Should I insert this 1600MHz RAM in machine ? Will the processor support it ?
    Or I need to replace and get a 1333MHz RAM ?
    Please help me out.

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    Default Re: Will Phenom II X4 955 support DDR3 1600MHz RAM?

    You should keep and use the memory, it will just underclock to 1333 is all.

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    Default Re: Will Phenom II X4 955 support DDR3 1600MHz RAM?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    You should keep and use the memory, it will just underclock to 1333 is all.
    Hello.
    Thanks for reply.
    Will it automatically underclock to 1333MHz ?
    Or I need to do it manually >
    If I need to do manually, how to do that ?
    When to do that ? Before installing OS or just after installing all hardware ?
    Reply soon.
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Will Phenom II X4 955 support DDR3 1600MHz RAM?

    Will it automatically underclock to 1333MHz ?
    Or I need to do it manually >
    This will depend on your motherboard make and model, and memory make and model?
    Try auto settings go into bios and see if it is at 1333Mhz and the DDR3 voltage is correct.
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    Default Re: Will Phenom II X4 955 support DDR3 1600MHz RAM?

    Yes, if the CPU does not support it then the memory would underclock anyway, and most 1600 will start at 1333 or less anyway and would require user to manually change things to run 1600.

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