You can use DDR5 RAM on DDR4 motherboards, but you won’t be getting the full potential. That’s what it all comes down to: either you buy a new system or save up for DDR5 if your motherboard can support it, otherwise use DDR4 RAM because it will still work on DDR5 motherboards. This means DDR4 motherboards and DDR5 memory won’t be cross-compatible. You just won’t get the same bandwidth as a consumer would by using identical software.
Also, running your RAM at a slower speed than advertised is not necessarily a bad thing; if anything, it will make your system run smoother and last longer. As long as the hardware fits and works with your motherboard, you shouldn’t have any problems whatsoever.
But if you are ever in doubt or need help figuring out what type of RAM to get for your computer, always consult an expert before proceeding. There is no point buying new RAM and not using it to its full potential just because you didn’t know how it worked. It’s always better to make a wise decision now than regretting it later, especially if you spent good money on a part that could have easily run much faster at its full potential and in return getting the best bang for your buck.
Does any ram work with any motherboard?
Yes, you can’t use DDR3 RAM on a board that only supports DDR4, the speed of the memory may also not work on your board but this usually only affects very fast memory and low-end motherboards.
The motherboard uses DDR4 RAM while the board itself is equipped with only DDR3. The upgrade is necessary to be able to use the new generation of memory, due to its being more efficient and requiring less energy for operation.