Quote from JDJimmy
Ah. So it is. But you since you aren't using a 900-series chipset, you won't get full 1600MHz out of your RAM unless you OC. I recommend trying to get a 990X chipset board. Working around your budget will be easy, if you know where to save.
The phenom 2 memory controller doesn't make effective use of higher then 1333 MHz ram very well has nothing to do with the chip set the reason the 990 series list it can is because bulldozer can.
Just because its not officially support doesn't mean it can't use it im using higher then 1333mhz ram on a Phenom2 cpu and there is a performance difference in the ram.