Motherboard memory speed compatibility (oc?)
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Another MB question. A particular board I am looking at says the memory it supports is..
Support for DDR3 2400(OC)/2133/1866/1600/1333 MHz memory modules
Now, the 2400 (OC), does this mean I put a 2400 module in, then overclock it to that speed or something? Can I just put any 2400 module in it? Thanks!
Which board? A lot of times you'll see the 'official specification' be listed even though the platform can support higher frequencies. You'd essentially be 'overclocking' to reach those speeds, although they are provided as options within the BIOS. Also, if you apply XMP/DOCP then the specified profile in the timing table of the RAM will be applied.
Specifically this board. Just a cheap one for a budget rig. Now what do you mean I would be overclocking to reach 2400? If the RAM says 2400, shouldn't it already run at 2400? Would I use a 2133 instead and overclock it to 2400? Sorry i'm a little noob.
Just keep in mind the performance difference between 1600mhz and 2400mhz is very small, only real difference would be in graphic performance if you were using an APU. The performance difference between 2133mhz and 2400mhz is almost non existent even in software designed especially to benchmark memory, there would be no real world benefit between them.
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