You would rather trust Internet forums because random people on the Internet know better than the engineers who designed the chip?
Exactly the reason why I came to this forum, because I did not trust those random people.
The datasheet mentions a load capacitance of 12-22 pf for the crystal. However, I have had problems with selecting the capacitors.
The standard we use with arduino is 18 pf crystal with 2 22 pf caps in series. So overall the capacitance becomes 18 + 11 = 29 pf.
Now my question is this, If I use a 6 pf crystal, do I need to put caps which amount to an equivalent capacitance of 29-6 = 23 pf?