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For as long as I've known, RAM was designed specifically for certain motherboards. Either that was wrong or that's changed. So for now, there are certain frequencies: like 1066, 1333, etc. But for my motherboard, the Mem Standard is DDR3 1666(OC)/1333/1066.

Does that mean it can support any ram with those frequencies, or does it still have to be designed for that motherboard? Otherwise, I can't find any RAM made for it
 

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If the board support DDR2 800, for example, and you put in DDR2 533 it works. It supports lower speeds and higher if you set it manually. For example I had a GA-P965 that was DDR2 800 and I ram my ram at DDR2 1000. If the board can handle it that is.

When mixed with higher speed RAM it will clock both at the lowest speed unless set manually. DDR2 1066 and DDR3 1066 are not compatible as far as I know. Might be a specialty board that can do it.
 

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Hmm... So can you recommend me some proper ram? If I understand right, 1333 DDR3 should be good

Honestly, the BEST way to figure out which RAM to buy, is to check the qualified vendors list of your motherboard. Otherwise, just pick whatever fits your budget. For the most part, RAM is RAM. Just pick the stuff with the tightest timings at the speeds you're looking for.
 

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Hmm... So can you recommend me some proper ram? If I understand right, 1333 DDR3 should be good

Yes, your default is 1333, but you can buy 1666+ RAM and OC up from 1333 to wherever your CPU/MB will take it. If you buy 1333 RAM you may or may not be able to go over that limit, depending on how good of a OCer those 1333 sticks are. So if your going to OC go with 1666, if your happy with stock clocks and 1333 RAM buy the 1333.
 

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I'm not really looking into overclocking my RAM yet :X
For now I'd need to know where to buy it ;(
I will love you for a direct link
 
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