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Old 07-08-2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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Default Can I use above 1866 with out overclocking?

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MB: ASUS F2A85-M Pro
CPU: A10 6800K Richland

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I'm reading in the Owners Manual that memory over 1866 requires Over Clocking.
I'm confursed here, does this means I can not use greater than 1866 unless I overclock, or can I use greater than 1866, I just wont receive the benefits untill I overclock?
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You can install any memory above 1866 MHz, however the memory will be limited to 1866 MHz unless you overclock it. For example, if you install DDR3-2133 modules, they will, be default, work as DDR3-1866.

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That is what I was thinking. If I do overclock, will the memory automatically go to the higher speed, as a function of the motherboard, or does it generally require operator input?
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It will depend on the system, but usually when you increase the CPU base clock, the memory clock also increases. You can monitor the memory clock through a utility such as CPU-Z.

This is very old tutorial but it may give you a general idea:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/152
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