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if i upgrade my ram from ddr3 1600 to ddr3 2400 will i have to change any thing in my bios ?

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my current build is listed below . I currently have crucial ballistix dd3 1600 4x4 16gb I want to upgrade to hyperx beast ddr3 2400 4x4 16gb . will I have to change any thing in my bios or reinstall windows ?
    
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Changes in your bios, yes. Like enabling XMP and or setting the speed/primary timings manually.
Nothing on windows side. wink.gif
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What he said^ also good upgrade there.
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Changes in your bios, yes. Like enabling XMP and or setting the speed/primary timings manually.
Nothing on windows side. wink.gif
my motherboard wont automatically recognize the change from ddr3 1600 to ddr3 2400 ? when I built my computer I just put the ram in and it automatically recognized it as 4x4 16gb of ddr3 1600 I did not have to do any thing in the bios
    
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Yes because the ram you use got that 1600Mhz has JEDEC, for 2400Mhz, it uses XMP profile, if you set XMP it will put the timings and frequency given by the profile in one click.
If you just put the new ram in, they most likely will run at 1333Mhz (It's what I've seen with most of the 2400 kits)

@Raja@ASUS wrote a OC guide for the board you use, see here, there is a little paragraph about X.M.P.
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If you don't have a buyer for that 16GB crucial kit, PM me, i am interested =).
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Yes because the ram you use got that 1600Mhz has JEDEC, for 2400Mhz, it uses XMP profile, if you set XMP it will put the timings and frequency given by the profile in one click.
If you just put the new ram in, they most likely will run at 1333Mhz (It's what I've seen with most of the 2400 kits)

@Raja@ASUS wrote a OC guide for the board you use, see here, there is a little paragraph about X.M.P.
so I just have to enable xmp ? I don't have to do any thing else ?
    
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so I just have to enable xmp ? I don't have to do any thing else ?
Can't tell you for sure as I don't own the said RAM and motherboard, but that's how it should be.
Enable XMP, then check if the frequency, timings and voltage are set as advertised and you're good to go.
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Can't tell you for sure as I don't own the said RAM and motherboard, but that's how it should be.
Enable XMP, then check if the frequency, timings and voltage are set as advertised and you're good to go.
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XMP is not sufficient enough for RAM speed that high with the rest of your hardware. You will need to overclock. Your board only supports RAM up to 1600mhz without overclocking. You will also need to overclock your CPU because it only handles 1600mhz without overclocking. Since you bought an unlocked CPU I'm sure you don't mind overclocking.
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