Ram help needed

I am using a Gig a byte H55m-S2h motherboard and core i3 540 for a new build. I think I would like to use DDR3 1600 1.5v, does this sound correct or does it default back to lower speed. Anything special I need to do to get 1600 speed or would it be better to use something else? Sorry for the lack of knowledge on this subject, but after all the reading and research it gets kind of confusing. Would appreciate any and all suggestions. Thanks.
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    According by site Gigabyte your motherboard standard ram ran at 1333 and max 1666+ , it means however you have 1600/2000 it wil ran at default 1333. But if you want ran speed 1600 you must change divider/ ratio of ram by manual in bios.
  2. Thanks for the info. How ever this is my board.
    This still helps me a little in understanding how to interpret specs.
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