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Do I have to manually change RAM 1600 CAS 9 to 1333 CAS 7 for 2500k?

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I see that i5 2500k officially supports only up to 1333, In my order today I got the Corsair Vengaence blue 2X4GB 1600 CAS 9. Can I downclock to 1333 and speed up to CAS 7 or should I just leave as is? Its mostly a gaming rig but soft-adobe as well biggrin.gif
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That just means any faster RAM is not official supported, but they will run fine. its basically intel saying we dont support overclocking.
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oh thats cool. so i should leave at 1600 with cas 9? i heard that cas doesnt make as much difference as it did 2 generations ago.
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It's going to run at 1333Mhz unless you manually OC it within BIOs to run at 1600mhz or enable the profiles.
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post #5 of 5
For stability set it to 9-9-9(24?) or whatever is listed on the sticks @ 1600mhz. There is also a voltage you will need to set. In my experience running ram out of spec is more trouble than its worth.
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