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MSI 790X-G45 and RAM

Would it be smart/fine to run DDR3 1333 ram @ 1200? Looking particularly at this board:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130249
But with Mushkin 1333 ram.
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  1. Yes. You can probably also run it at 1333 if you OC your CPU as well.
  2. Well, the CPU I'm looking at is a 945...I'd rather not OC it as it is for a friend of mine (I love OCing stuff, but I'd rather not void warranties if anything breaks). This mobo seems reliable and cheaper than the Gigabyte GA UD3H I was looking at. Is the jump from 1200 to 1333 very noticeable?
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    The jump from 1200 to 1333 will not be very noticeable, especially if you get good tight timings as at that type of speed, the timings will probably make as much difference as the clock.
    Edit- Especially since you will only be clocked at 1200, you can possibly even run the RAM at slightly tighter timings than they are rated for and get a little bit better performance out of it.
  4. flyinfinni said:
    The jump from 1200 to 1333 will not be very noticeable, especially if you get good tight timings as at that type of speed, the timings will probably make as much difference as the clock.
    Edit- Especially since you will only be clocked at 1200, you can possibly even run the RAM at slightly tighter timings than they are rated for and get a little bit better performance out of it.

    That is great to hear. Now, are timings edited in BIOS or via a program? I did hear someone else mention underclocking RAM could give you better timings.
  5. Yes- timings are edited in BIOS. You may want to read up a little bit more on them before you start messing with them though- especially as they may need some tweaking to get just right with underclocking the RAM and trying to tighten timings farther than spec.
  6. flyinfinni said:
    Yes- timings are edited in BIOS. You may want to read up a little bit more on them before you start messing with them though- especially as they may need some tweaking to get just right with underclocking the RAM and trying to tighten timings farther than spec.

    Alright, yeah I will definitely have to read a bit beforedoing anything. Thank you very much for all the info!
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