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Old 11-14-2013, 03:33 AM   #1
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Default Motherboard RAM Speed

Hi Guys,

Quick question when looking at motherboards and their RAM speed if I see something that says:

"•Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2933+(OC)"

I'm assuming that means something along the lines of it natively supports 1600mhz any faster needs to be overclocked.

So if I bought 2000Mhz RAM what happens when I plug it in?
Does it automatically overclock it, or does it slow it down to 1600mhz by default and I have to manually overclock it?


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Old 11-14-2013, 04:28 AM   #2
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I am pretty sure It will be clocked down to the motherboards native speed.

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It'll actually run at the settings specified by SPD, usually 1333MT/s. Virtually all new RAM supports XMP so getting the RAM to run at 2000MT/s will take little effort.
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:13 PM   #4
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It depends on your CPU what the native speed will be.
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