MSI Big Bang X-Power Memory

I recently purchased an MSI Big Bang-XPower LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard. It will accept DDR 3 memory:

- Supports six unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 1066/1333*/1600*/1800*/2000*/2133* (OC) DRAM, 24GB Max
- Supports 1GB/ 2GB/ 4GB DRAM size
- Supports x8 / x16 data lines per DIMM
- Supports up to 3 channel mode

I will be purchasing 3 sticks of 4GB each as I will be doing primarily video processing (12 GB total) with some secondary gaming. As this is my first build and I do not have overclocking experience (but will start to get my feet wet with this system), I have 3 very simple questions:

1.) What memory mfgr. should I buy? I will most likely purchase either Corsair or G.Skill due to price / quality (please advise if I am wrong).

2.) What should I get (1066 or 1333 or 1600, etc?). I belive if I do not overclock, 1066 will be the ticket. If I buy 1333 or 1600, etc., then I can only achieve this by overclocking - correct? I guess this is the question I need answered the most.

3.) Lastly, if I buy 1600 for instance and do not overclock, it will perform at 1066 without any negative effects - is this correct?

Thanks in advance...
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  1. sldwaa said:
    I recently purchased an MSI Big Bang-XPower LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard. It will accept DDR 3 memory:

    - Supports six unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 1066/1333*/1600*/1800*/2000*/2133* (OC) DRAM, 24GB Max
    - Supports 1GB/ 2GB/ 4GB DRAM size
    - Supports x8 / x16 data lines per DIMM
    - Supports up to 3 channel mode

    I will be purchasing 3 sticks of 4GB each as I will be doing primarily video processing (12 GB total) with some secondary gaming. As this is my first build and I do not have overclocking experience (but will start to get my feet wet with this system), I have 3 very simple questions:

    1.) What memory mfgr. should I buy? I will most likely purchase either Corsair or G.Skill due to price / quality (please advise if I am wrong).

    2.) What should I get (1066 or 1333 or 1600, etc?). I belive if I do not overclock, 1066 will be the ticket. If I buy 1333 or 1600, etc., then I can only achieve this by overclocking - correct? I guess this is the question I need answered the most.

    3.) Lastly, if I buy 1600 for instance and do not overclock, it will perform at 1066 without any negative effects - is this correct?

    Thanks in advance...


    I forgot to mention I have the Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
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