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Does the RAM, MOBO, AND CPU speed(MHZ) have to match?

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September 27, 2013 11:09:18 AM

Hi,

I'm looking to build a new PC.

The Processor:
i7-4930K
Mobo:
Asus X79 Deluxe(New one)
Ram:
CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 Desktop Memory Model CMD16GX3M2A2400C10


Now, on the intel website, the processor says "Memory Types DDR3-1333/1600/1866"

And My Ram is 2400Mhz

And My Mobo supports all speeds above, will I get the maximum amount of performace with these three parts working together?

Or is the mobo going to run at 1866 Mhz because the processor runs at that speed?
Sorry im new to this lol.


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September 27, 2013 11:14:40 AM

The ASUS board will run 2400MHz memory fine, but they only guarantee that the stuff they have on their qualified vendor list from HERE. There are a number of Corsair on there but you should check the model number against the list to be certain.
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September 27, 2013 11:19:55 AM

RealBeast said:
The ASUS board will run 2400MHz memory fine, but they only guarantee that the stuff they have on their qualified vendor list from HERE. There are a number of Corsair on there but you should check the model number against the list to be certain.


Hi, Thank you for replying so quickly.

The ram above is on the vendors qualified list.
I've rephrased my question a bit to make more sense.

"My Mobo supports all speeds above, will I get the maximum amount of performace with these three parts working together?

Or is the mobo going to run at 1866 Mhz because the processor runs at that speed?"
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September 27, 2013 11:24:40 AM

No, you can run the memory at 2400MHz without overclocking the CPU.

You will get the maximum performance of each, although since that board supports quad channel memory you would not "get the most" out of your memory potential performance when only using 2 sticks.

That will certainly make an awesome machine though. Faster than me. :) 
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September 27, 2013 11:40:51 AM

RealBeast said:
No, you can run the memory at 2400MHz without overclocking the CPU.

You will get the maximum performance of each, although since that board supports quad channel memory you would not "get the most" out of your memory potential performance when only using 2 sticks.

That will certainly make an awesome machine though. Faster than me. :) 


I see.

Awesome thank you!
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