Check your cpu support section: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_.... Your ram may run slower, so if you get 1333 ram, it may run at 1066 or 800. This won't hurt the ram. You may also check the memory support section using the same link for tested ram for this board. Your cpu is compatable; you may choose your ram from the list or get comparable ram that's not on the list but has similar timings. I recommend corsair, gskill, crucial, kingston, samsung, pny, or patriot brands.