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Hey guys recenlty I bought a pair of Corsair DDR3 1600 Ram for a cheap build I'm working on and was looking for a compatible mobo. I came across the Biostar A880G+ which is great however it only supports DDR3 1333. Would it be better for me to run my ram at 1333 with a lower timing or just find another board that supports 1600?

Also the budget I have for a mobo is $55 max.
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AMD Athlon II X2 260 (OC 3.6) BIOSTAR TA880GB+ HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 8-8-8-24 WD Caviar 2TB 
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You're fine.

Whatever the motherboard tells you about memory speed support, it's all a lie.
Why: the memory controller is integrated into the CPU. It has been so since socket 754/939 which was at least 8 years ago.
All AM3 CPUs are capable of and able to run 1600Mhz with 2 DIMMs. To prove it, there is an x8 memory multiplier that will allow you to do so. C2 revision CPUs may need additional DRAM voltage to run certain kits at 1600Mhz but it can be done just as easy as the C3 and E0 revision.
And sometimes when a motherboard may indeed conflict with certain memory... that usually comes down to the ICs, not memory speed. i.e. Biostar TA890FXE vs. PSC ICs.
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Thanks again for the quick reply! Just one question, you mentioned that when it does conflict it comes down to the ICs. what are those?
Edited by Overdrivex2 - 1/14/11 at 5:37pm
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AMD Athlon II X2 260 (OC 3.6) BIOSTAR TA880GB+ HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 8-8-8-24 WD Caviar 2TB 
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The chips on your memory sticks. It's a term for it. IC's don't usually come from the same company that puts together the chips on the PCB/markets the RAM, they usually come from another company such as Elpida, PSC, Micron or Qimonda (unless you're Crucial which is a direct brand of Micron or Aeneon which is Qimonda).
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Oh ok, thanks.
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AMD Athlon II X2 260 (OC 3.6) BIOSTAR TA880GB+ HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 8-8-8-24 WD Caviar 2TB 
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Windows 7; Ultimate 64 bit Antec- 2 Hundred 
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