M5a78l-m/usb3

paulocap

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Hello, in some discription Asus pages i saw that in the MotherBoard- M5A78L-M/USB3, if i use AM3+ CPU´s like FX8120 i can only use Ram Memory till 1066Mhz and if i use other inferior CPU´s i can use Ram till 1866MHZ, is this info right?

Thanks:
Paulo
 
Your asus board may default to 1066 for the ram speed regardless of the ram brand and speed you use. You may have to set the ram speed in manual mode, but a few newer boards have a setting called "xmp" which allows the board bios to read the correct ram speed and set it automatically. You can download the motherboard bios and look for this setting, and purchase ram that is "xmp approved" for about the same price as the other stuff. Here's your ram qvl listing which has a partial list of ram that's tested with your board: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A78LM_LX/#MSL.