I just ordered the p[arts for a new build, and realized after the fact this board does not support DDRS 1600 out of the box. Upon doing some research, they are compatable after a bios update. It is too late to cancel this order.
My question is, will I be able to set this rig up and update the bios as is, or will I need to use different RAM?
Thank you in advance for any help.
changing the speed on RAM through BIOs isn't too tough, but it is technically overclocking and can void warranties and shorten the life of the modules...I would say your best bet is to return it for sticks that have a speed that your mobo allows...or return the mobo and get one that allows the RAM speed...if you bought from Newegg you will have no problem with that, but you should email the place you bought it from and ask.