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Which one should I follow, the CPU's RAM frequency or the MOBO's RAM frequency?

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ehemmm... sorry if any of you are confused to what i ahve typed in the title tongue.gif
My problem is this, I have a Intel i5-2500 (non k series) w/c is only supports 1333mhz of RAM...
Then I bought a new mobo where it can support up to 2200 ... well for now im using a 1333 RAMs..
Im planning on upgrading my RAM but I dont know what to do now.. So, which one should I follow then? CPU or the MOBO?
can someone help me please?
And thank you for your time reading this... Hoping someone might answer my question smile.gif
and oh can you also please tell me if my CPU is okay or should i upgrade? Thanks again!smile.gif
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If you look on the motherboard specs it indicates 'OC'. That means it's not an 'officially supported' speed per Intel but would likely work at that frequency anyway.
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If you look on the motherboard specs it indicates 'OC'. That means it's not an 'officially supported' speed per Intel but would likely work at that frequency anyway.

Then you mean sir, i can use any RAM that supports on the mobo?
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You mobo (and cpu) can use ram that can can clock up to 2200
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Originally Posted by GalaxyFohenz View Post

Then you mean sir, i can use any RAM that supports on the mobo?

Sandy Bridge supports up to 2133MHz. If the mobo says it can do 2200MHz that is definitely an overclocked feature, and will probably prove to be difficult to get it to run at that frequency.

Now on to the bigger question, why such an expensive board with a locked chip? If you want to overclock you are going to need a k series processor with unlocked multiplier.
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Sandy Bridge supports up to 2133MHz. If the mobo says it can do 2200MHz that is definitely an overclocked feature, and will probably prove to be difficult to get it to run at that frequency.

Now on to the bigger question, why such an expensive board with a locked chip? If you want to overclock you are going to need a k series processor with unlocked multiplier.

Then sir, your saying that my CPU can support higher than 1333mhz?
and well im not into overclocking but the reason why im using this kind of chip is that my old mobo has problems, and thas why i decided to change and slowly upgrading my system, well yeah i might change my cpu but not now smile.gif
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Originally Posted by GalaxyFohenz View Post

Then sir, your saying that my CPU can support higher than 1333mhz?
and well im not into overclocking but the reason why im using this kind of chip is that my old mobo has problems, and thas why i decided to change and slowly upgrading my system, well yeah i might change my cpu but not now smile.gif

Yes, Sandy Bridge can support up to 2133MHz memory pretty easily, anything higher will prove to be pretty much impossible or extremely difficult to run.

You can overclock slightly on that locked 2500 by changing the multiplier in the bios to 41. That should give you a frequency of 4.1GHz. You probably have to disable turbo boost though to keep it running at 4.1GHz. That should give you a low to mild overclock. Although it's core limited under load, but still better than nothing and will help give you an idea of what an unlocked chip can do for you later on if you upgrade.



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