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I have a Intel processor (E6300 @1.86 GHZ) it's FSB is 1066 MHZ (as mentioned over here).

Now If I install a new compatible motherboard having a DDR3 RAM (4GB) with 1333 MHz then will it be okay? I mean will that give me complete 1333 MHz or only 1066 MHz (because the processor has 1066 MHz FSB), also will it be alright to use such sort of config.

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The memory will downclock to 1066MHz to sync with the FSB.

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Will that be a problem. i.e. will it cause a hardware failure to any component? – Gaurav Sharma Oct 21 '11 at 7:20
No, it won't. @Gaurav – Sathya Oct 21 '11 at 7:21

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