i have a q6600 processor and because my old motherboard stopped working i bought a new one that supports ddr3 memory at1066,1333 and 1600.i also bought ddr3 1600 (2x2 gb).Since my cpu has 1066 fsb (i think)can my memory work at 1600? or will it be downclocked to 1066? thank u
If you are not going to overclock, you can just plug and go. If you are going to overclock, you need to do a little more work.
Set your System Mem. Mult. to 4.0. At stock CPU speeds, your FSB freq should be 266 MHz. and your memory clock should be 1066 MHz. That way, when you increase your FSB freq, you will not run the memory faster than it's designed to.