Originally Posted by redhat_ownage
its not 1600mhz.
anything over 1333 is an overclock, as 99% of ddr3 chips are originally rated for 1333.
thank you god someone was listening in computer school.
You're just being a bit pedantic there. In common parlance it's 1333MHz, 1600MHz, 1866MHz, 2133MHz, etc. RAM even though it's technically MT/s (megatransfers/second or million transfers/second as Blameless stated). Next you'll be complaining about Windows using base 2 to calculate HDD size instead of base 10.
And for being someone pedantic, you're very much wrong on one of your points. The JEDEC standard for RAM is from PC3-6400 (800MHz or MT/S if you want to be technical) up to PC3-17000 (2133MHz or 2133 MT/s to be technical). Higher quality chips may be clocked and sold as PC-17000 modules, but they are not by JEDEC standards an overclock. In fact, you can buy JEDEC standard 1.5v CL11 PC3-17000 memory like this Corsair vengeance kit
. Higher speed RAM may require an overclock for certain CPUs though as the CPU's IMC may only natively support PC3-10600 (like Sandy Bridge) or PC3-14900 (like Bulldozer), but you're overclocking the IMC to support the RAM's rated speed, not overclocking the RAM.