Originally Posted by WannaBeOCer
How's it a stretch to call it overclocking? It all depends on the IMC how high the memory will overclock above Intel specs. Call GSkill support and that's the first thing they'll tell you. As an overclocker I am disappointed that Intel is bringing these limitations back. I've killed 3 Intel CPU IMCs and it could've been due to me running the XMP profile.
Because overclocking implies you are stressing parts beyond their advertised speeds. If they had made the cut off 3200mhz at least that would have made more sense but anything past 2666mhz is overclocking now? Come on. Sure you can technically call it overclocking just because that's the way ram has worked for a long time. Laptops have 3200mhz ram for frick sake. It's just a convenient excuse that Intel can technically call running ram past 2666mhz an overclock.
Also I bet your referring to running quad channel for any IMCs you've killed, or you bought ram with a really high xmp profile. This would be different if they had limited this change to quad channel configs or a more reasonable cut off.
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Last edited by UltraMega; 07-23-2020 at 02:43 PM.