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Is RAM Speed limited by the CPU?

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November 26, 2013 3:23:00 AM

Hey guys!
Im building a computer for the first time, and I'm mostly confused in one bit.
Is there any way to get a CPU to be able to handle a faster memory speed? I'm getting the Intel i7 4771, which can handle RAM speeds of up to 1600 MHz, as stated in here. However, the RAM I've chosen runs at 1866 MHz. Does the CPU just find a way to compensate for the excess speed or what? I'm guessing that it just uses what it can, and leaves everything else to waste, but I hope not. Is there a way to tinker the processor to be able to handle this RAM's speed?

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November 26, 2013 4:16:41 AM

Oh by the way, this is meant to be a gaming and work rig without the aid of overclocking.

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November 26, 2013 2:12:09 PM

In this case should be good, your CPU should handle 1866 - install enable XMP and go from there....2133 might be possible but wouldn't count on it