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question about ram compatability with phenom cpu?

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March 22, 2013 9:47:39 PM

i am building a pc right now, mainly for gaming, and i was considering putting in a phenom ii x4 965 c3 black edition. on the product page it says that this cpu is only compatable with 1333MHz ram. i really want to use the 1600MHz ram because, obviously, it is faster. is it possible that i could overclock the cpu and then it would be compatable? i am using a liquid cooler, so overclocking is not an issue. thanks in advance.
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March 23, 2013 3:02:40 PM

Yes, you can use any speed RAM you like. The speed will usually remain at 1333MHZ (the Phenom II's memory controller's default) unless you O/C it. Modern MBs allow an easy O/C of memory in BIOS.