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Simple question.

I have an Asrock Z68 Pro3-M, it can run 1866 and 2133 OCd RAM, does it have to be OCd or it can also run normal 2133 RAM?

I'm pretty new at what comes to RAM
    
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Im pretty sure that means that the stock speed relative to the CPU is 1866 and that 2133 is the OC speed that the motherboard supports
    
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Im pretty sure that means that the stock speed relative to the CPU is 1866 and that 2133 is the OC speed that the motherboard supports

So, you mean that if I buy 2133 RAM it won't run it and I need to buy 1866 RAM?
    
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post #4 of 6
Looking at your CPU, intel guarantee's 1333Mhz RAM and anything above is classified under "YMMV"

You can put 2133 ram, but maybe its better for 1866 and get tighter timings?
    
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Looking at your CPU, intel guarantee's 1333Mhz RAM and anything above is classified under "YMMV"

You can put 2133 ram, but maybe its better for 1866 and get tighter timings?

I don't know, will it be better? I've no idea about this
    
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post #6 of 6
Personally I would just go 1866 and overclock the timings on the RAM. Others may differ though
    
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