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MSI mobo owners help! Can't get 1600mhz memory working

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Guys,

I've only ever built 1 MSI computer before, so please don't scream it this is OBVIOUS.

I just built my SECOND MSI build using an ZH77A-G43.

Now this mobo uses H77 and it cannot overclock, so I put an i5-2400 in it. According to intel website, it can only use 1333 memory, but according to intel, the i5-2500k is also limited to 1333. I don't recall that being correct.

Is there a way to get this board to recoginze the 1600mhz ram in it? Are sandy bridge cpus limited to 1333mhz ram? XMP profile is enabled here.

http://ark.intel.com/products/52210

Thanks
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I guess I found the answer. This is crazy lame:

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/ZH77A-G43.html#?div=Detail

Main Memory

• Memory speed support up to 1333MHz are provided on 2nd Gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors (codename Sandy Bridge, 32nm)
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Sandy bridge supports 1333Mhz officially. Ivy Bridge and Haswell support 1600Mhz officially.

Everything else is considered overclock (like enabling XMP profile).

If XMP profile doesn't work for you, try to set frequency and timings manually. Those shouldn't be locked on non Z/P chipset based boards.
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Originally Posted by DeXel View Post

Sandy bridge supports 1333Mhz officially. Ivy Bridge and Haswell support 1600Mhz officially.

Everything else is considered overclock (like enabling XMP profile).

If XMP profile doesn't work for you, try to set frequency and timings manually. Those shouldn't be locked on non Z/P chipset based boards.

It reads the XMP but doesn't apply it. I cannot set any frequency other than 1333mhz, though the timings can be adjusted. I will try to call MSI on monday to doublecheck but according to their own documentation, 1600mhz is not possible with sandybridge and this motherboard.
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CaseMouseAudioOther
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i5-2500k @ stock ECS H61HS-M2 uATX MSI 7770 @ 1040/1300 8GB Kingston HyperX 1600mhz 
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