Will 8500 ram work at 800mhz in a slower board

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That Kingston 8500 is overclocked 6400 so it will default to the 6400 settings automatically - so in theory it should work fine - as long as your MB can give it the 1.8v that it will need to run at 800MHz and there are no known issues of compatibility problems.

Edit: Beaten to it.
 
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I have some of this RAM and interestingly printed on the specs it says it requires 2.3v to run at 1066MHz, so maybe a slight specification change has occurred (data sheets say 2.2v on-line but I presume they must have changed something for the batch mine is from).
 
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2.3V for 1066? That's very high. To add to the above,

As long as it will either run 800mhz at 1.8V, which it should, or the board gives you some voltage control, it will be fine. If the ram needs 1.9V for 800mhz and you can't offer it that much you may have issues.
 
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Just looked at my bios memory voltage options and I can go as high as 2.8.

Impressive voltage options - looks like you're more than covered.

Perhaps with a BIOS upgrade you may be able to get 8500 support via clocking - as that is a big peak voltage for 6400 memory.
 
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