Using 3200 ram in a board that supports up to 2700?

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I cant find any 2700 ram to buy for my motherboard, but if i use 3200 will it still work properly?

So if im running 3200 (400mhz) ram in a board that supports up to 2700(333mhz), im assuming the 3200 will run at 333mhz?
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Not a good idea, buy the right memory here:
http://www.crucial.com/store/listmodule ... DDR+PC2700
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It isn't a bad idea either.

There is nothing wrong with running PC3200 RAM at PC2700 speeds. However, I find it a stupid thing to do as you are wasting your RAM's potential.

On another note, you should be able to find PC2700 RAM.

Here is some.
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I'm not worried about loss of potential or anything like that, just as long as it wont burn the board.

i can always re-use the 3200 ram in my newer systems when i phase out these other systems. Its just i have 2x xp 2400 systems, one of which needs new ram to replace failed stuff. So down the road when i turn my 3200 into a server it'll have extra ram.

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