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Hello

I ordered parts for a PC build, and I'm wondering if I ordered the wrong memory.

The Motherboard is the MSI 890GXM-G65 which supports DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600 (OC)/1800 (OC)/2133 (OC).

The memory I ordered is CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

My question is, DDR 1600 is overclocked memory?

If I don't overclock, will this memory work?

I don't know anything about overclocking, Will I need to overclock to use this memory?
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Hi

DDR3 1600 is memory that is designed to support a maximum data rate of 1600MT/s (200Mhz x 8 = 1600). It can also support lower speeds as well. The actual speed that the memory runs at is normally dependent on the CPU speed.

What makes you think you might need to overclock anything?

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The MB Specs. bellow show supported memory. The DDR 1600 is overclocked. I would think the the machine would need to be overclocked to work.
Are you saying It will work fine, with the DDR 3 1600 not overclocked?

Brand
MSI 890GXM-G65

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin

Memory Standard
DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600 (OC)/1800 (OC)/2133 (OC)

Maximum Memory Supported
16GB

Edited by mike997765, 05 January 2011 - 10:45 AM.

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Exactly which processor are you planning to install?
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AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX
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Actually, scrap that. All the processors on MSI's supported CPU list have the same FSB anyway so not really relevant. The memory you've ordered should be fine and shouldn't require any overclocking. Nor will the processor. The option to overclock is there if you want it but I wouldn't recommend it.

If you require any help though when assembling the parts, don't hesitate to ask

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Thank You VERY MUCH for your help Samm. :D
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You're very welcome
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