The full question and situation is below. To summarise my question below: Can you stick a 1600Mhz memory stick into a mother board that has a processor that says it can only handle 1066/1333? Im also not really willing to overclock, i prefer to stay with the stock speeds
Im not an expert in computers and hardware but i have some idea but i do not know everything. Im also not really willing to overclock or to edit anything, i prefer it to be left as stock speeds
My question is about processors, specifically the front side bus (FSB) and memory speed (Mhz).
[By the way, if im wrong at what im saying, please correct me, always nice to be told the right things]
Anyway, i've been looking for a motherboard that's compatible with this processor and this is what have caught my eye, the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8P67...), under the 'Specifications' tab and 'Memory' its says it can support:
4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Does the FSB of the processor need to match the speed of the memory? So the fsb of the processor is 1066/1333 so i need to only use 1066 or 1333 speed of the memory?
Is the chosen memory above compatible with the chosen processor? If not, can i still use that memory as my mobo accepts it?
Lastly, on the mobo, those 4 memory slots all support DDR3 right? So im right in choosing 4x4GB memory sticks to get 16GB of total physical memory? The mobo supports 4 memory slots, but is it better to use 2x8GB sticks or its better with 4x4GB?