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On some of the mobo's it says for memory 1066/1333/1600(OC) does that mean you can put 1600 in it or does it mean it will just handle 1333 OC'd to 1600?
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you can put 1600 in it, you might have to set some stuff up manually though, but it should read rite.
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If I don't manually set it will it just run at 1333?
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post #4 of 9
Pretty much all memory kits will boot up at 1066 at stock settings in the bios, unless you overclock or use the xmp profile. Doing the settings yourself is better than xmp though.
    
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Ok, so just to be sure, my mobo says 1600(OC). I will be fine with putting in 1600 memory then?
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Originally Posted by jasonhardin View Post
Ok, so just to be sure, my mobo says 1600(OC). I will be fine with putting in 1600 memory then?
Maybe, maybe not. In my mobo I was able to, but it read the RAM as 1333. You enable a profile under your RAM settings to make it run as 1600.
post #7 of 9
XMP profiles usually overvolt things that ought not be overvolted. Just follow the voltage instructions on your memory stickers and increase the memory multiplier to whatever your memory is rated at...

For instance my XMP profile would set my QPI to 1.35 when I think I currently use 1.275 perfectly stable.
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You just have to set the timings and frequency manually.

Ex: 7-9-7-24-1N @ 1600mhz
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post #9 of 9
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Ok, I will try and see if I can get it to run at 1600. Thanks for the input everyone.
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