I need to get RAM hardware for the following setup:
CPU: Intel i7-950
MOBO: Gigabyte x58A-UD3R Intel X58
OVERCLOCKING: Not immediately, however will consider it in the near future.
I am looking for DDR3 6GB (3 x 2GB) and have no preference on 1066/1333/1600 MHz. My budget is $130-$200. The following components have seemed to generate positive reviews from Toms Hardware and newegg:
Also I have gone to the spec sheets for Intel and Gigabyte and Intels site claims the i7-950 CPU supports DDR3 800/1066 MHz. Gigabyte supports DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules.
Does this mean if I purchase a memory setup that is greater than 1066 speed then will the intel cpu "downgrade" or "underclock" (probably using terrible terminology, sorry noob) it to 1066. Also if I were to purchase a 1600 MHz would the mobo underclock the module to 1333 or 1066 as well.
Thanks for any suggestions.
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