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 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 T_T a b } Memory a b K Overclocking a c 98 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 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow does 7950+7970 cfx work ? ForumHow does SanDisk ReadyCache SSD work ? ForumHow does radiator work ?? ForumHow does the "Super Charger" utility work on an MSi Z68MA-G45 ForumHow does Corsair H100i work ? Forumcheck out this thread. ForumPERFORM THESE STEPS before posting about boot problems Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] links#034; ForumHow does power supply wattage work ? ForumHow does pci-e 16x work with 1 card? ForumHow does the multi display graphics card work ForumHow to fix usb external floppy drive and printer does not work win7 ForumHow does ASUS Crash Free BIOS 3 Work ? ForumHow does water cooling work ? ForumHow does GPU acceleration work ? ForumHow does the dell xps 8500 integrated graphics work ForumHow does pci-e 2.0 and 3.0 work ? ForumHow does a Corsair H80 work ForumHow does wireless network work ForumHow does the newegg RMA process work ? More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !