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post #11 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by dihartnell;15265954 
Its more the motherboard that will determine the speed you can natively support. The Mobo manual will also list the support for overclocked speeds as well.

Motherboards do not have the memory controller on them with modern chipsets. That has been put on the CPU.
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My freeway only supports 65mph, but my car goes much faster. biggrin.gif
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post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by sccr64472;15265981 
My freeway only supports 65mph, but my car goes much faster. biggrin.gif

hahahha, good one! applaud.gif
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post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Kosire;15265945 
Set the bios to use the X.M.P profile or just choose 1600mhz in RAM Speed than AUTO.

I recommend the latter.

XMP is often wonky and can alter voltages too much.
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post #15 of 16
Sandy Bridge "supports" much faster than 1333mhz ram. Im at 2000mhz with no problems.
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post #16 of 16
Forget XMP that is the easy way out.

Just set the RAM to 1600Mhz and set the voltage to whatever it supports aka 1.5v or 1.65v. That way the BIOS isn't choosing what the RAM can do, you are.

IDK I just hate auto settings biggrin.gif
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