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Hope everyone in the northern hemisphere is enjoying their summer. After spending some time reading quite a few articles and reviews, and because everybody seems to speak so highly of it, I've decided upon the G.Skill Trident X 8GB 2400 MHz memory kit as the choice for my latest upgrade. However, with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130693 being such a great deal with the i7-4770k combo, I'd love to use that motherboard as well. My questions. The motherboard doesn't explicitly list a 2400 frequency as compatible. Will I be able to run that kit at 2400 without stability issues? If not (or regardless for that matter), should I be able to turn it up or down to match the supported frequencies? This is all completely new to me. I've built 1 system in the past but never even bothered messing with frequencies or timings and I will probably try my hand at overclocking this time around. So now might be a good time to get accustomed to all of this stuff. Cheers guys
Edited by JIDFWarrior - 6/25/13 at 8:07pm
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Yes it will work with that board. In fact all you should have to do is enable XMP (eXtreme Memory Profile) in your BIOS and it will automatically set the correct timings, frequency, and voltage. If you want to be old school you can manually set it as well. It's weird on Newegg they list all the dividers except 2400mhz...lol but like I said it will work fine
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Using an option like XMP, it would tend to set timings at a given frequency a bit looser than what would be capable manually, no? Put another way, you should be able to squeeze more performance out of the memory doing everything manually? Not that it matters with the casual gaming I'll be doing, but it's still nice to know.
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Using an option like XMP, it would tend to set timings at a given frequency a bit looser than what would be capable manually, no? Put another way, you should be able to squeeze more performance out of the memory doing everything manually? Not that it matters with the casual gaming I'll be doing, but it's still nice to know.

Setting XMP sets the memory to what it's rated for. So if you do it manually you can of course adjust timings/frequency/voltage however you want to increase performance. If you're not running the kit at the rated specs you're going to want to run memtest86+ to make sure it's stable though.
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