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Motherboard/Memory Compatibility Question

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March 5, 2012 8:31:06 PM

I own a GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P motherboard, which has a "memory standard" of DDR3 2100+/1333 listed under the specifications. I've recently decided to upgrade my ram to 12 gb instead of 6, but have found that this generation of mobo's has problems with the 6x2gb configuration, so I've decided to simply remove my old ram and replace it with 3x4gb. My question is this, is the 1333 the maximum speed allowed by the motherboard? If so, what does the 2100+ mean? I'd like to upgrade to at least a 1600 mhz memory kit if possible, specifically the one listed below:

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Would my motherboard be able to operate this ram at the 1600 mhz clock speed that's stock for the ram?

Thanks in advance.
Andrew
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a b V Motherboard
March 5, 2012 10:21:48 PM

your motherboard supports almost all ram clocks but to use 1600mhz ram you will have to overclock your cpu
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