GA-P55-USB3 Mobo Ram question

On Newegg, it say the supported ram speeds are

DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800

Does this mean I can't use 1600 ram? I posted a pc build on another forum and someone suggested this ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193&Tpk=F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ

But is it compatable?

Thanks a bunch!
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  1. Hi Mahou86 and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

    No, the mobo can support that RAM speed but if u want it u need set all the specifications of the RAM manually in the BIOS.

    Regarding this G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 are much better for a little more price.
  2. Hi Saint thanks,

    Yea, I saw the ripjaws, but unfortunately they aren't available where I live. Is it hard to set the specifications of the ram? Is it just changing one number? I know thats a total noob question so bare with me haha.

    Btw, the difference in price between the two is only 10 bucks so should I go ahead and get the 1600?
  3. $10 bucks for better performance is a good deal IMO and set the specifications in the BIOS isn't difficult u only need change 4 or 5 numbers.
  4. I just bought this board with the G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 and have the same problem. This is my first build. Could you tell me what I need to change in the BIOS. Thanks a lot :)
  5. It should be really simple.

    Just go into your BIOS and set the clock speed for the ram manually. It'll appear something like this

    8 / 8 / 8 / 26

    But the numbers will probably be different.

    Simply change those numbers to the listed numbers

    8 / 7 / 8 / 24

    And you should be good.
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