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800Mhz & 1066MHz Ram on same board

Duekay

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Well im thinking of getting some more ram and what to up the speed a bit. i have a P5K-VM board and the ram i have at the moment is 2GB of G.Skill 800Mhz, i what to stick a extra 4GB of G.Skill 1066MHz ram in it will i be able to have the 800 ram and 1066 running on the same board?
 

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The RAM will work at the same speed, usually the slowest. However you can always force it at higher rates, the slower RAM might just give issues sooner, just like when running them alone.
 
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When you install the sticks, go straight to the BIOS and set them both to what the 800mhz ram is supposed to be set at. Then, overclock from there. If you can get them both at 1066 speeds, congratulations :cheers: Good luck!