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Sandy Bridge memory compatibility.

So, I am currently planning to upgrade from my current 8GB 1333 Mhz Hyperx DDR3 RAM to a Corsair vengeance DDR3 kit(2x8GB) 1600 Mhz.

However, Intel claims that my i7 2600K is not compatible with RAM faster than 1333 MHz. I'm planing to just enable XMP in my bios and go with an overclock, but how safe is that really? because I'd rather not fry my CPU because of it.

So should i just enable XMP, or would it be a better idea to just purchase some 1333 MHz RAM?

CPU: i7 2600K
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Rev 1.

Thank you.
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    Bah humbug! ;) Your 2600K can easily handle 1600, and if you OC it at all 2400 is certainly possible, I've been running 2133/9 (32GB) on my 2500K for about 2 years now...I initially started w/ 16 GB (4x4GB) of 1866/9...with your moboI'd go w/ the 2x8GB 1600/8 Ripjaws X or 1866/9 RP X or Snipers
  2. Tradesman1 said:
    Bah humbug! ;) Your 2600K can easily handle 1600, and if you OC it at all 2400 is certainly possible, I've been running 2133/9 (32GB) on my 2500K for about 2 years now...I initially started w/ 16 GB (4x4GB) of 1866/9...with your moboI'd go w/ the 2x8GB 1600/8 Ripjaws X or 1866/9 RP X or Snipers


    Thank you! I've ordered the memory modules, and they should be arriving tomorrow. :)
  3. Let us know how you like them ;)
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