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Does this motherboard support 1600Mhz ??

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September 25, 2013 12:53:25 PM

I want to build a new PC, a budget pc. I have found a cheap mobo that seems good. I just wonder if it will support more than 1333Mhz RAM. The motherboard is an ASUS M5A78L-M LE, and i want to buy AMD FX-6300. There are some different information about what the mobo will support. The webshop I am using says it supports only 1333Mhz, and on ASUS page (http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A78LM_LE/#overview) it is unclear what it support. It sais that it support 1866Mhz with an FX processor, but do i have to overclock it then? Does anybody know??
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September 25, 2013 1:01:05 PM

It does support 1600 also, this is from ASUS:

2 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 1866(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 MHz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory

Go HERE to see what memory ASUS tested on the board.
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September 25, 2013 1:04:43 PM

okay, but what does (O.C.) means? i dont know too much about this ..
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September 25, 2013 1:17:22 PM

It just means that the speed specified as (OC) is not officially supported by the memory controller, but it's been tested by the ASUS and works. I would use a qualified memory though, because those are the only ones that were tested and passed by ASUS. You can always run the 1600 memory at 1333 too, often with tighter timings.
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September 25, 2013 1:26:28 PM

ahh okay i see :)  thank you, very helpful. i would have ended up buying a 1333MHz ram or an more expensive mobo unnecessary. but thanks to you i feel more safe a about this mobo.

so this means i can actually use a 1866MHz? anyways, thank you so much for the help! :D 
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