How does this work? Tags: Memory Overclocking Motherboards Last response: June 10, 2010 11:48 PM in Memory Share k403 June 10, 2010 8:19:03 PM When I'm looking at a motherboard, under the accepted memory I see that it accepts "1600MHz(Overclocking)". What does this mean? Does it mean you can start out with slower memory and overclock it to 1600mhz, or if I use 1600mhz RAM will it work? More about : work simon12 a b } Memory a b K Overclocking a b V Motherboard June 10, 2010 10:03:05 PM 1600 and above are not standard to anything so any RAM at 1600 or above is overclocked m 0 l T_T a b } Memory a b K Overclocking a c 109 V Motherboard June 10, 2010 10:11:06 PM The 1600MHz is the max your motherboard will support in an overclocked state. Generally, the speed on the RAM, in your case 1600MHz, is the max speed the modules can operate. To use the maximum speed of your RAM, you must overclock the modules. When you overclock your RAM, you'll probably have to play with the timings until you find a configuration your mobo likes. for more info on OC RAM check out this thread. Edit: fixed link m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer duk3 a b V Motherboard June 10, 2010 11:48:26 PM http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/254402-29-memory-over...; The link is broken. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHow does 5760x1080p work Forum Solved3D Gaming, how does it work? Forum SolvedCorsar vengeance m95 does not work with razer blackwidow ultimate 2014 usb pasthrough. Know how to solve this???? Forum SolvedHow does overclocking work? Forum SolvedHow does screen refresh work? Forum SolvedHow does SLI Work? Forum SolvedHow does selling items on Amazon work? Forum SolvedHow does OEM Work? Forum SolvedHow does this controller work? Forum SolvedHow does the Corsair h100i work? Forum SolvedHow does a fan controller work? Forum SolvedHow does computer work? Forum Solved/r/softwarewap How does it work? Forum SolvedHow does water cooling work? Forum SolvedHow does crossfire work? Forum SolvedHow does a Wireless network adapter work? Forum SolvedHow does NCIX work? Forum SolvedHow does a DUAL RAIL PSU actually work? Forum SolvedHow does speed work in RAID 1? Forum SolvedHow does prossesor binning work? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !