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December 3, 2012 4:11:53 PM

Hey guys, i was looking for some ram, so i was thinking of buying DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) ram, but it says that my motherboard supports: DDR3 2666(OC)/1600/1333/1066
This is the motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Can this motherboard run this ram or will I need other ram or another motherboard?
Thanks anyway :) 

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December 3, 2012 4:17:22 PM

Yes, it can use it.

Keep in mind that as with ALL motherboards, when you pop the RAM in, it will run at the default speed of the CPU unless manually overclocked.

(1333MHz for first and second gen I-Series, 1600MHz for 3rd Gen I-Series CPU's)
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December 3, 2012 4:20:38 PM

So it won't run at 1866 but at 1600?
If so isn't it smarter to just buy a 1600 kit and OC it instead of 1866?
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December 3, 2012 4:41:34 PM

an 1866 kit is guaranteed to run up to that speed. It is usually higher quality than a 1600 kit.

Just because any board will default it to the speed of the CPU, doesn't mean you can't OC it. I'm just letting you know that you will have to manually change the speed if you want it to runat 1866
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December 3, 2012 5:33:26 PM

Thanks man :) 
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