Memory question

I am getting ready to go buy this cpu and motherboard. Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Socket LGA 1155 and Z87-G41 PC Mate Socket LGA 1150 ATX

I have a stick of Ballistix Elite 8GB DDR3-1866. Can I use this memory?

Yes you can, but the RAM might not run at 1866MHz without manually clocking it back up.

Thank you so much. I thought that was the case but had to check. off to Microcenter we go!!!

WAIT! That motherboard is not the correct socket for that processor! that is the correct model board to fit your processor.