Hi, I'm going to buy a brand new PC for gaming, obviously I have to modify it, and I'm thinking about a 2x4GB set of Corsair Vengeance RAM wich are @ 1600mhz but the CPU is an Intel Core I3 2100 wich accepts RAM DDR3 but only 1333mhz, so my question is, if I buy the Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB @1600mhz will the CPU accept it? Thanks.
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As long as it's 1.5V (which I think Vengeance is), you're fine. It'll default to 1333 when you first boot up, so you have to either enable the XMP profile or set the speed and timings manually. It'll work just fine though.
As the other has said you can use the Corsair Vengeance DDR 3 1600 but you are going to have to go into the Bios and set the memory speed to 1600 as it should default to 1066 or 1333. I would advise that you pick up the low profile memory since using the normal Corsair Vengeance memory may stop you from installing a 3rd party HSF (heatsink/fan).
But (there's always a "but") my mom don't want to gift me a Intel Core I3 becouse here at Venezuela is too expensive. So she will give me the old Pentium 4 we had and gift me a new HDD, so I'll have to build a pc, and I'm thinking about an AMD FX-8150 with a Gygabyte GA-990XA-UD3, but that's another post.