DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066

if the mobo says: DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066
does this mean i have to buy 2000 DDR3 to get the OC'ing factor?
or can i use 1333's and sock it to 'em?

i was just going to get a couple of these g-skill's just to get my budget going:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231423

also is 2000 the only option i have or can i run 1600's on this mobo?

thanks.
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  1. Some 1333 DDR RAM will work at 2000, but I'd still get the 2000 just to be sure as most RAM I've dealt with doesn't care for OC more than 3-5%
  2. That notation means that the CPU officially supports 1066 and 1333 memory, but you can force it to run faster by changing BIOS settings. Depending on which mainboard this is, it may have many speeds you can use or only a couple.

    For instance, Intel Sandy Bridge systems can use 1066, 1333, 1600, 1866, and 2133 memory but nothing in between those. If you bought 2000 RAM, it would run at 1866.

    If you are going to overclock on an AMD system, I suggest getting fast RAM like the 2000. If you buy 1333, you may be limiting your overclock.
  3. @Leaps...
    yeah it is an AMD:
    ASUS M4N98TD EVO AM3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131636
    this is the board I have settled on getting, and wanted to see what the best memory for my budget would be. I may only be able to afford 1 DIMM of 4GB to start if it's gotta be 2000, or 2 regular 1333's @ 4GB a piece.
  4. If you really are that strapped for money, I suggest waiting until you can afford higher-speed RAM in pairs unless you absolutely need the parts now. Your overclock will thank you.
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