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#1 RB_Kandy

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 05:54 PM

I am looking at this motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
When I noticed a few terms I don't understand.

The supported Memory is: DDR3 2133(OC) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 / 800

What does the "(OC)" after 2133 mean?

Next question is about the PCIe slots. It says: 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE2/PCIE4: single at x16 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4), or dual at x8 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4)) (PCI Express 3.0 with Intel Ivy Bridge CPU, PCI Express 2.0 with Intel Sandy Bridge CPU)

I understand the part about needing the Intel Ivy Bridge to make it go from a 2.0 to 3.0, but what I'm wondering is, are all motherboards like this; where you need Intel Gen3 or AM3+ CPU's like Bulldozer to make PCIe 3.0 actually function at 3.0, or is this just a unique situation for this board?

And the other question I have about the PCIe slots is that stuff about "PCIE2/PCIE4". I get how it goes from x16 to x8 depending on whether you use one card or crossfire it with two cards, but what is the PCIE4?

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 06:01 PM

The 2133(OC) means this freq is not natively supported but can be Overclocked to this level.

Edited by sandman1374, 14 July 2012 - 06:01 PM.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:14 AM

Not sure how to explain it to you but the CPU has to natively support PCI-E 3.0 in order to reach those speeds.

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