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Very basic question, I have a i5 2500K core sitting in front of me and 8GB of Corsair Vengeance 1866Mhz DDR3 RAM. Someone told me today the i5 2500K core cannot support this RAM/the max speed of this RAM. I selected the RAM as many people were using it in their builds, but is it true that the core cannot support its max speed?
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The motherboard is the deciding factor as to whether RAM is able to be used or not, but most Sandy Bridge setups should work fine with 1866MHz DDR3.
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Yep, works fine when shopping for your new MOBO check memory speed's supported. Make sure you buy one that support's that speed.
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I'm certain that it will either work at 1333 or 1600 at default unless you change to 1866mhz in bios. Only way is to try I guess but im sure it will work fine after you change a couple things in the bios ie volts, timings and speed
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post #5 of 5
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Thats fine then, already selected the Gigabyte UD range as they support past 2000Mhz speeds, I was just told that they'd read on the internet that the i5 2500K memory controllers only supported 1600Mhz, just wanted to make sure that I was right before telling him
Thanks everyone!
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1TB Samsung F3 Spinpoint LG CD/DVD 22x Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Corsair TX850 
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