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Hi, I'm going to be buying a motherboard with native speeds of 1066/1333/1600. The board supports 1800, 2000, and 2133 Overclocked. The board in question is:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131482

 

(Thanks to those who helped me in my other thread, but decided to go with the P55 chipset after all.)

 

I was wondering, if I were to buy RAM with a base speed of 2000, will it work in my board? The RAM says "Perfect match for i5 and i7 processors in a P55 chipset" - but I'd rather ask some people who have knowledge of the stuff just to make sure. What exactly would I have to do to make sure everything turns out stable? I think the board has a "MemOK" feature, would that help me out in this situation?

 

The RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820145266

 

Thanks for the help! - Sorry if this is a silly question. I'm still learning a lot, but have a very high interest in overclocking, and computers <_<

Edited by Jchick87

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cockeman will be the one who can answer this perfectly since he reviewed the board , but

 

my thinking is and it maybe wrong , that memok works with the supported speed

means : if the board support up to 1600MHz, when, put 1600mhz ram and push that button and you are good to go , you do not have to change the timings nor the voltage .....

 

but wait for cokeman to answer his answer will be the best of all ...:thumbs-up:

 

good luck and ah

 

WELCOME TO OCC..................:)

Edited by N.E.A

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Higher speed can help...but if you have to pay out the butt for it I wouldn't even bother. 1066 -> 2000 will be a few frames whenever you're CPU limited but is worth almost zero when GPU limited (which is 99.9% of the time).

Edited by Waco

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If you are interested in OCing, the higher ram the better (just to be on the safe side and know it won't get in your way).

 

As for the motherboard, you may want to have a look at this:

 

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=234723

 

It appears that your choice is using the Foxconn socket (like my Gigabyte has) and there's nothing wrong with that, unless you plan to

do any BIG OCing. If I had to purchase another 1156 board, I would look for one with a LOTES socket, just to be on the safe side.

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