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I'm buying this new motherboard and it says the highest memory it supports is DDR3 1333Mhz. The memory i'm looking to buy is DDR3 1600Mhz. Now does this mean that my motherboard wont support the 1600Mhz period or will it just limit the speed to 1333Mhz? I heard that it limits the speed but i just want to be 100% sure before i buy this RAM. Thanks in advance smile.gif
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It SHOULD just limit the speed. However, your best bet would be to download the motherboard's manual, which should have a list of compatible RAM modules.
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Word, thanks on that Chris. i looked at the memory test report from my motherboard and it supports it smile.gif I'm going with the Patriot Viper 3 Extreme Performance Black Mamba Series
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I'm buying this new motherboard and it says the highest memory it supports is DDR3 1333Mhz. The memory i'm looking to buy is DDR3 1600Mhz. Now does this mean that my motherboard wont support the 1600Mhz period or will it just limit the speed to 1333Mhz? I heard that it limits the speed but i just want to be 100% sure before i buy this RAM. Thanks in advance smile.gif


Just means 1333MHz is the "stock" speed,1600 will be available,but you will have to "overclock" or change the settings in bios.
The RAM is usually limited by the CPU by the way,not the motherboard.
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