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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.
my motherboard is the asus z87 rog maximus hero I don't think the motherboard limits the ram to ddr3 1600 on newegg.com it says it supports ram up to ddr3 3000
    
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my motherboard is the asus z87 rog maximus hero I don't think the motherboard limits the ram to ddr3 1600 on newegg.com it says it supports ram up to ddr3 3000

If you look at the specs, it will say (OC) after all the memory speeds greater than 1600mhz

Also, your CPU supports 1333mhz and 1600mhz DDR3 RAM natively which means it will also need to be overclocked otherwise your high-speed RAM becomes bottlenecked and essentially useless.


CPU specs: http://ark.intel.com/products/75123/intel-core-i7-4770k-processor-8m-cache-up-to-3_90-ghz

"Memory Types DDR3-1333/1600"

MoBo specs: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MAXIMUS_VI_HERO/#specifications

"4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2500(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory "


I'm sure you can use the XMP profile and it'll be "good enough".. but you bought an unlocked high-end CPU and high-speed RAM for a reason, right?
Edited by DonDizzurp - 3/28/14 at 7:10pm
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If you look at the specs, it will say (OC) after all the memory speeds greater than 1600mhz

Also, your CPU supports 1333mhz and 1600mhz DDR3 RAM natively which means it will also need to be overclocked otherwise your high-speed RAM becomes bottlenecked and essentially useless.


CPU specs: http://ark.intel.com/products/75123/intel-core-i7-4770k-processor-8m-cache-up-to-3_90-ghz

"Memory Types DDR3-1333/1600"

MoBo specs: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MAXIMUS_VI_HERO/#specifications

"4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2500(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory "
so can I get the ddr3 2400 and overclock it to 2800 ? or will I have to overclock my cpu to do that ?
    
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so can I get the ddr3 2400 and overclock it to 2800 ? or will I have to overclock my cpu to do that ?

AFAIK you can overclock your RAM (if it's known to be stable at higher than advertised speeds) and it'll work but you won't notice any performance. Your CPU will always bottleneck your RAM unless you OC your CPU.

Honestly, you will not notice any real-world performance increase from 1600mhz at 9-9-9-24 compared to 2133mhz at 11-11-11-24. The only benefits you gain are SLIGHTLY higher results in benchmark tests. I'd suggest saving some money and sticking with 1600mhz of quality RAM but if you already bought the RAM you might as well OC the CPU. You own a high-end overclocking CPU so why not take full advantage of it and make your monies worth thumb.gif
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AFAIK you can overclock your RAM (if it's known to be stable at higher than advertised speeds) and it'll work but you won't notice any performance. Your CPU will always bottleneck your RAM unless you OC your CPU.

Honestly, you will not notice any real-world performance increase from 1600mhz at 9-9-9-24 compared to 2133mhz at 11-11-11-24. The only benefits you gain are SLIGHTLY higher results in benchmark tests. I'd suggest saving some money and sticking with 1600mhz of quality RAM but if you already bought the RAM you might as well OC the CPU. You own a high-end overclocking CPU so why not take full advantage of it and make your monies worth thumb.gif
the reason I wanted to upgrade my ram to ddr3 2400 is because the ram I have in my computer now is from my last build 3 years ago and I wanted to have every thing in my computer brand new and I also read that it will give me up to a 20% performance increase in my cpu performance
    
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AFAIK you can overclock your RAM (if it's known to be stable at higher than advertised speeds) and it'll work but you won't notice any performance. Your CPU will always bottleneck your RAM unless you OC your CPU.

Honestly, you will not notice any real-world performance increase from 1600mhz at 9-9-9-24 compared to 2133mhz at 11-11-11-24. The only benefits you gain are SLIGHTLY higher results in benchmark tests. I'd suggest saving some money and sticking with 1600mhz of quality RAM but if you already bought the RAM you might as well OC the CPU. You own a high-end overclocking CPU so why not take full advantage of it and make your monies worth thumb.gif
the reason I wanted to upgrade my ram to ddr3 2400 is because the ram I have in my computer now is from my last build 3 years ago and I wanted to have every thing in my computer brand new and I also read that it will give me up to a 20% performance increase in my cpu performance

Nah dude. When I built my current rig (sig) I wanted to get higher clocked RAM because I thought it would increase performance but real-world tests show basically no improvement. Tighter timings (7-7-7-24) on 1600mhz will have better performance than, say, 11-11-11-24 on 2133mhz. Regardless, your CPU will bottleneck your RAM without any OC
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Nah dude. When I built my current rig (sig) I wanted to get higher clocked RAM because I thought it would increase performance but real-world tests show basically no improvement. Tighter timings (7-7-7-24) on 1600mhz will have better performance than, say, 11-11-11-24 on 2133mhz. Regardless, your CPU will bottleneck your RAM without any OC
out of curiosity how about if I upgraded to 4x8 32gb ddr3 1600 would that make a more of a difference then just upgrading the ram speed ?
    
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Nah dude. When I built my current rig (sig) I wanted to get higher clocked RAM because I thought it would increase performance but real-world tests show basically no improvement. Tighter timings (7-7-7-24) on 1600mhz will have better performance than, say, 11-11-11-24 on 2133mhz. Regardless, your CPU will bottleneck your RAM without any OC
out of curiosity how about if I upgraded to 4x8 32gb ddr3 1600 would that make a more of a difference then just upgrading the ram speed ?

It shouldn't. You'd probably only ever use 8gb maybe 16gb max unless you use lots of memory intensive software. If anything it would degrade performance (veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrryyy small amount)
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It shouldn't. You'd probably only ever use 8gb maybe 16gb max unless you use lots of memory intensive software. If anything it would degrade performance (veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrryyy small amount)
thanks your advice saved me about $200
    
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thanks your advice saved me about $200

Some people might disagree with me because faster RAM does give a better performance when everything is tuned just right but I'd say 75% of regular PC users wouldn't even notice a difference.
Edited by DonDizzurp - 3/28/14 at 9:23pm
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