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Upgrading to 3ghz DDR3 1330

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Hey everyone,
I apologize in advance, I assume this question has been asked a dozen times.
I've looked through the forum (and googled like crazy) but am not getting the answer I am looking for.

I have been building pc's for a while, but never really overclocked. I am building a budget pc for playing fallout new vegas (with WARZONES mod which increases demand on system by 300 percent, LOL) and fallout 3 (with Marty's mutant mad, which does the same, esp with 4 companions)

I will be putting together the following components

Intel E6850 3ghz CPU with stock cooling
MSI G41M-P26 LGA 775 board
Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
Western Digital 500 gig 7200 RPM drive
450 watt power supply
Intake and output cooling fans (2 total)

With a Radeon HD 5670 DDR5 1 gig video card.

Okay, my question. On Neweggs site they say the MSI board runs with an FSB of 1333 (which matches my processor) but the memory is "1333 (oc)"
I am wondering what to expect when I put this all together? Will the Kingston 1333 memory match the FSB of the CPU at 1333? If so, why the "(OC)" after the description on the board?

If the memory runs at 1066 - should I mess with manually setting it to specs of 1333 (9-9-9-27) or just let it run as the mobo wants it too?

MSI has overclock software but most I have read say "uninstall it"

As this pertains to CPU - how could the FSB run at 1333 and NOT cause the memory to run same as long as they are tied together?

Any thoughts would be helpful.
Thank you
Edited by ocdmcsa - 11/6/11 at 8:13am
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I think, what will happen is one of two things, when you insert ram and power up bios will detect correct speed and timings and be good to go, or it will set it at motherboard default and you will have to manualy set speed and timings, upon first power up enter bios and verify settings and hard drive storage configurations before install of os. As for vendor specific software to help OC, don't bother installing it as you will get a more stable OC doing it manualy.
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@murphy, thank you.

It seems odd to me that the fsb of the board is rated 1333, and the ram rating for the board is "1333 (oc)" probably will have to be set manually, maybe cpu and ram, or maybe just ram.

Afterthought... I am guessing what the manufacturers of the cheaper boards are trying to say is that the board will not recognize 1333 - but it can be set manually.
I'll give that a try, while I am comfortable with that I am not comfortable overclocking the cpu with stock cooler just to squeeze a little more out of the ram.

Next step is to get a better cooler - then maybe push it to 3.4 or so.

(Gonna need to do something if I'm ever gonna get "Rage" to work right, lol)
Edited by ocdmcsa - 11/6/11 at 5:10pm
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