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Memory overclock ability of motherboards?

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for example, if a motherboard says it is ddr3 1333/1600/1866 O.C., does that mean it can take 1866 memory with the right bios settings, or only that you can put 1600 in and overclock it to 1866? if there is a similar thread, please link.
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It means 1866mhz is considered overclocking. You can either run native 1866mhz sticks with the rated timings/voltage/whatever or you can overclock to 1866mhz or even higher. They are just saying it's not officially supported, hence it's overclocking.

One thing to keep in mind, the memory controller is integrated on the processor. So it pretty much comes down to the CPU on what memory speed you can run. I think on current FX processors 1600mhz or 1866mhz is the max "officially" supported but you can run higher if you want although it might require some additional tweaking.
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