I am in the process of building a new computer to replace my 7 year old Compaq. I've never actually built a computer before so I wanna make sure that my parts are compatible. According to a friend of mine the processor I've picked (with due research) is a newer processor so I don't know if anything special needs to be done. According to newegg.com the motherboard that supports this processor supports several different types of RAM such as 1800, 1333, 1600, etc. My big question is (and if its been answered elsewhere and I missed it I apologize) the RAM a computer uses determined only by the motherboard or also by the processor?
The motherboard is a Asus Sabertooth 990FX
The RAM is G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series
The processor is AMD FX-6100 Zambezi
If more information is needed let me know and I can post complete specifications from Newegg.