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IIRC XMP is hardcoded or matched to your RAM sticks or something.
I've had no problems using XMP. XMP is meant to "activate" the true stock speeds of the RAM (what its rated at on the package) vs the mobo rating.
You'll be fine.
overclock settings will be different for everyone so you'll have to tweak yourself. There are general guides floating around but its best for you to do it yoursefl .

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I wouldn't run XMP. Too many headaches. Can you link the exact kit you bought so that we can help you in setting the timings manually? It's not nearly as hard as you think.

This ^. Although XMP works fine for some platforms & memory kits, it can overvolt more than necessary, 1366 platform like the OP has can be terrible with XMP, some kits will set the VTT upwards of 1.6V which is pretty far past the danger zone for voltage when air cooled.
Mr. Pie, socket 2011 can do this as well, I checked XMP with one kit which set 1.25V vccio/vccsa (which is around the point a c2 3930k can rapidly degrade), where 1.1V on both was plenty. XMP is made to work with all cpu/motherboard, so generally sets voltages high enough that it will work with a cpu that has a terrible IMC. If you're IMC isn't terrible, it is likely getting more voltage than it needs.
It does depend on the kit/system though. XMP can be OK but can also be terrible. Best to check the voltages after setting it.
    
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This ^. Although XMP works fine for some platforms & memory kits, it can overvolt more than necessary, 1366 platform like the OP has can be terrible with XMP, some kits will set the VTT upwards of 1.6V which is pretty far past the danger zone for voltage when air cooled.
Mr. Pie, socket 2011 can do this as well, I checked XMP with one kit which set 1.25V vccio/vccsa (which is around the point a c2 3930k can rapidly degrade), where 1.1V on both was plenty. XMP is made to work with all cpu/motherboard, so generally sets voltages high enough that it will work with a cpu that has a terrible IMC. If you're IMC isn't terrible, it is likely getting more voltage than it needs.
It does depend on the kit/system though. XMP can be OK but can also be terrible. Best to check the voltages after setting it.

thanks for the info thumb.gif

I haven't bothered using XMP yet. I'm still waiting for my GPU block before I'll do some overclocking.
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post

I wouldn't run XMP. Too many headaches. Can you link the exact kit you bought so that we can help you in setting the timings manually? It's not nearly as hard as you think.

I am running 2 kits of Corsair Dominator GT(w Air Series Airflow Fans) 2 x 4GB. So have 4 x 4GB Total.

Which are running on this hardware and settings currently.

Motherboard: P6X58D-E 1366 ATX
CPU: i7 950 @ 3.07
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Originally Posted by FtW 420 View Post

This ^. Although XMP works fine for some platforms & memory kits, it can overvolt more than necessary, 1366 platform like the OP has can be terrible with XMP, some kits will set the VTT upwards of 1.6V which is pretty far past the danger zone for voltage when air cooled.
Mr. Pie, socket 2011 can do this as well, I checked XMP with one kit which set 1.25V vccio/vccsa (which is around the point a c2 3930k can rapidly degrade), where 1.1V on both was plenty. XMP is made to work with all cpu/motherboard, so generally sets voltages high enough that it will work with a cpu that has a terrible IMC. If you're IMC isn't terrible, it is likely getting more voltage than it needs.
It does depend on the kit/system though. XMP can be OK but can also be terrible. Best to check the voltages after setting it.

Ya I am newer to OCing my hardware and would rather stay away from auto profiles, having the chance of something getting too much voltage. So not going to use XMP.

But have been noticing some issues i believe with the memory running so slow. So wanting to get it working properly.

So guess ill just do some more research and attempt to OC it abit.
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