Hi, long time lurker first time poster here.
I recently made an order for my new pc and just noticed awhile ago that the board that I purchased ( Intel DP67BA ) only supports up to 1333mhz for ram. The ram I bought with it is the Corsair xms3 1600mhz.
Would the ram I bought still work for that motherboard? Do I need to tweak things in bios or something for it to work?
Unfortunately, there isn't a QVL to go by for your board. However, I did find the following info on the Intel web site:
System Memory Features
The board has four DDR3 DIMM sockets arranged in two channels and supports the following memory features:
* Two independent memory channels with interleaved mode support
* Support for non-ECC, unbuffered, single-sided or double-sided DIMMs with x8 organization and single-sided DIMMs with x16 organization
* 32 GB maximum total system memory (with 4 Gb memory technology)
* Minimum total system memory: 512 MB
* Serial Presence Detect
* DDR3 1333 MHz and DDR3 1066 MHz SDRAM DIMMs
32-bit operating systems are limited to a maximum of 4 GB of memory. These operating systems will report less than 4 GB because of the memory used by add-in graphics cards and other system resources.
To be fully compliant with all applicable Intel® SDRAM memory specifications, the board should be populated with DIMMs that support the Serial Presence Detect (SPD) data structure. If your memory modules do not support SPD, you will see a notification to this effect on the screen at power up. The BIOS will attempt to configure the memory controller for normal operation.
This applies to:
Intel® Desktop Board DP67BA
Since the Intel web site doesn't confirm which specific RAM will work with their boards, I suggest you go to the Corsair Memory Finder utility program and see the list for tested RAM modules from Corsair that will work. I notice that the "Vengence" series is recommended for enthusiast users as a first choice. They do give you alternatives though. See for yourself at www.corsair.com/learn_n_explore/
Hope this helps.