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    Motherboard memory standard question

    I'm putting together a new rig and the mobo I've chosen is:
    EVGA 132-CK-NF79-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI DDR3 ATX Intel Motherboard

    The memory standard says:
    DDR3 2000(OC)/1800(OC)/1333
    Support for up to 2000 MHz SLI-Ready Memory with EPP

    The RAM I've picked out is:
    OCZ NVIDIA SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1800 (PC3 14400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

    My question:
    I believe the mobo will accept that RAM and default it to 1333, but I'll need to go into BIOS and up it to 1800, correct? I don't entirely understand why (OC) is next to 2000 and 1800, but I think that's right. Also, would I want to do that before or after installing Windows? I've read in a few places that you want to install the OS before doing any overclocking (it won't be OCing the ram, but the mobo might think so?)

    Thanks for the help
    Last edited by AndyMNE; September 28th, 2008 at 09:56 PM.

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