Originally Posted by Pimphare
Hey guys, I need some expertise on buying some ram for my system. My rig is in my sig. The specifications for an I5 3570k says ddr3 1333-1600 Mhz, but can I use something higher. I mean would the chip just down clock the ram frequency or is there a way to make it use a higher frequency? Also, what is the difference between DIMM and UDIMM? Can I use UDIMM with my MSI Z77 Mpower motherboard?
Yes its called overclocking, and it all comes down to what your memory controller on the cpu can handle.. At least for the 2600k the ram automatically goes down to 1333 mhz if you dont change the bios settings so i belive you got to do that anyways
Dont qoute me but i think udimm is the slimmer sticks meant for laptop/notebook, dimm and normal ddr3 is what youre looking for