New motherboard and ram

So my friends existing motherboard has died and is looking at buying a new motherboard and ram, just wondering if this motherboard and ram config will work. Thinking between motherboard is a asrock G41M-VS3 or ASUS P5G41T-M LX [...] M_LX/#CPUS both say they support ddr3 1333(oc). Does this mean he can just get any LGA775 supportable ram at a 1333mhz.
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  1. What CPU are you using? Im assuming the first gen core i series but since you never specified, I don't know
  2. yes it is, its a core 2 duo 3ghz
  3. You can go with this motherboard and RAM combo:
    MSI G41M-P26 LGA 775 $51
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB 1066MHz $41
    total: $92
  4. what im asking is a 1333mhz ddr3 chip compatible
  5. Yes, all RAM modules are simliar except for their reliability. All DDR3 1333Mhz RAM will work, but you'll need to OC the motherboard before it'll work at 1333Mhz
  6. Not true. A G41 chipset can run at a 333 MHz FSB freq (DDR2 memory clock of 667 MHz or DDR3 mem clock of 1333 MHz) without overclocking. They will not go much higher though. Upper FSB limit is about 340 - 360 MHz depending on the sample.

    That is why they make such poor overclockers with CPU's with a 333 MHz FSB freq.
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