I'm putting together a system and I decided I was going to get a cheap pentium g850 to hold me over till Ivy Bridge chips are released and upgrade to an i5 then. My motherboard supports all memory speeds up to 2133. And I read that the Pentium's memory controller only supports up to 1333. I would like to get 1600 to be ready for the Ivy Bridge chip. Would I still be able to run 1600 mhz sticks cause my motherboard supports them or am I limited to 1333 mhz sticks cause pentium's memory controller doesnt support 1600?
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You can get 1600 MHz sticks now, and they will work fine. They will just be run at 1333 MHz.