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DDR3 1600 (OC)?

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June 14, 2010 5:51:38 AM

So I have a pair of Corsar 2GB DDR3 1600 Mhz RAM and I'm look for a compatible motherboard, but some list the RAM compatibility as 1600 (OC). I'm assuming that stands for Overclocked but what does that mean? Will I be able to use my 1600 Mhz RAM in these slots? I don't plan on overclocking at all. Thanks in advance.

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June 14, 2010 6:42:47 AM

You should be able to use your Corsair memory with the motherboard, the RAM will only run at 1600 MHz if you overclock the processor and or adjust some settings in the BIOS although to be honest, there's not much difference between 1066 MHz (which is the general default) and 1600 MHz, only in benchmarks.
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June 14, 2010 7:23:11 AM

True^
When it says 1600(OC),it means that you have to set the RAM settings manually in the BIOS such as voltage,timings,speed.
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June 14, 2010 8:42:13 AM

Thanks a lot for your help guys.
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June 14, 2010 10:05:40 AM

No problem,that's why we are here :) 
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