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I’m currently searching to upgrade my PC. ( Meaning buy a new one part by part )

There is a configuration glitch I can’t understand, and which has become an impediment in my goal.

The motherboard I chose for this PC is Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 , it’s memory support says it can take DDR3 of 1866 (OC) / 1333 / 1066 Mhz frequency. My question is the following:

If I buy ramms, that are 2000 MHZ , will they work at speeds up to 1866 max ( never reaching their 2000 mhz maximum capacity? ) or will they not work at all?

If anyone can help me with this… I’d be grateful ( I`m not changing the motherboard, the processor will be an AMD Quad Core, if I change the processor, just to get those extra Mhz of frequency, I have to pay an extra 300$ for a board with that support )

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Some ram supports multiple frequencies, but others just won’t work at all with the wrong frequency, IMO : get ram that explicitly says it supports a frequency that is supported by your mobo :)