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Do I need to OC this motherboard to use DDR3 1333 RAM ?

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November 10, 2011 1:25:11 PM

Hello....again,

I found a cheap motherboard to extend my CPU's lifetime, but I don't know if I need to overclock it in order to use a DDR3 RAM at 1333. Check the following link:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

In the "Overview" tab you can see this "DDR3 800/1066/1333(OC)", notice that next to the 1333 it says "OC" and that's where my question falls.

Do I need to overclock the mobo ?
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November 10, 2011 2:18:16 PM

You don't need to OC the board, it just won't see the RAM as 1333. Instead it will see it as 1066. You can either spend a bit more, or less depending on what you need.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$45 Foxconn G41MXE-V LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX (will view the RAM as 1333)

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$80 GIGABYTE GA-P45T-ES3G LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX (I personaly prefer standard ATX, but this one is $30 more than what you listed)
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