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So I just built a system (i5-760) and I used this memory for the build. I'm not too familiar with XMP, but is it supposed to OC my processor? I thought that XMP was supposed to OC my memory only.

PS. I'm not complaining about the OC, but I'm just curious since this is my first time dealing with XMP.
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No it does not overclock your cpu, but i have the same ram and i can get to 4ghz easily on my i5 750.
    
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Well, when I enable XMP, it overclocks my 760 to 3.2 GHz. I wonder why.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by leslieliang;11860428 
Well, when I enable XMP, it overclocks my 760 to 3.2 GHz. I wonder why.

XMP is just the setting in the bios i don't even think you need that ram to do that but i guess i could be wrong, XMP is a gimmick i believe.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DOOOLY;11863775 
XMP is just the setting in the bios i don't even think you need that ram to do that but i guess i could be wrong, XMP is a gimmick i believe.

XMP is no gimmick, its actually useful when overclocking, as it balances your ram to its rated speed and proper ratios and timings

i use it, my i5 750 is sitting comfortably at 4ghz, ive had it up to 4.4ghz before, just not a safe everyday voltage

my ram is running its rated 1600MHZ, and its timing i tightened up to 7-8-7-20 1T
Edited by PCSarge - 1/2/11 at 10:47am
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post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by PCSarge;11863838 
XMP is no gimmick, its actually useful when overclocking, as it balances your ran to its rated speed and proper ratios and timings

i use it, my i5 750 is sitting comfortably at 4ghz, ive had it up to 4.4ghz before, just not a safe everyday voltage

Ha well, thats cool maybe i will have to try this.
    
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So is there an answer to the OP post. I just got my 2600k, and when I set my Corsair Vengeance to XMP, my CPU is OCed to 3.7ghz. What's up with that?
Board is a P8Z68 Deluxe.
 
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Thumb View Post

So is there an answer to the OP post. I just got my 2600k, and when I set my Corsair Vengeance to XMP, my CPU is OCed to 3.7ghz. What's up with that?
Board is a P8Z68 Deluxe.

then enabling x.m.p is just putting you at your max turbo freq.
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on the X58 boards enabling XMP does not OC the processor
on P67 boards it does but thats because the bios does it for u... I learnt this setting XMP in the bios and it OC'd the processor for me which I did NOT what it to do, so afterwards go back and manually disable the OC'ing and go back to stock
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