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motherboard memory overclocking ability?

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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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"1333/1600/1866 O.C." means that if you put in 1866 memory in it will not automatically run at 1866. To get to that speed you have to change BIOS settings.

It does not mean that any memory you put in can be overclocked to 1866, More than likely (99%) you would be able to OC 1333 to 1866 though. But don't assume that 1333 memory (nor 1600) over clocked to 1866 would perform as well as 1866 memory.
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