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Motherboard RAM compatibility

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Ricardox1, 29 Sep 2009.

  1. Ricardox1

    Gangster

    Joined: 4 Sep 2009

    Posts: 373

    Location: Stoke

    Hey I look at some mobos and some say 1600(OC)
    Would this mean that normal 1600mhz memory would work or not because I see some mobos which dont have the (OC)?
    Thanks
     
  2. Temi_D

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Jul 2009

    Posts: 2,160

    Location: 127.0.0.1

    Doesn't the 1600 apply to the CPU? It usually means that the motherboard doesnt normally operate at that speed but is guranteed to if you overclock it.
     
    Last edited: 29 Sep 2009
  3. RJC

    Don

    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 28,744

    Location: Kent

    Memory will only run at recommended speed only when the cpu is overclocked, but the memory will work at reduced speed.
     
  4. Ricardox1

    Gangster

    Joined: 4 Sep 2009

    Posts: 373

    Location: Stoke

    Ok I think I understand, Thanks.
     
  5. RJC

    Don

    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 28,744

    Location: Kent

    No probs, Last bit made little sense :p getting late :eek: