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Does my cpu and motherboard support 2400mhz memory?

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August 17, 2014 7:28:37 PM

My cpu is a i7 2600k non overclocked and my mother board is an Asus P8Z77-V LK according to the cpu on itels website is supports only up to 1333mhz and my mother board claims to support DDR3 2400(O.C.)?

I just want to know if these numbers are accurate?

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August 17, 2014 7:43:30 PM

you can use it, you just need to "overclock" thats why the cpu doesnt list it and the mobo says OC. When I say overclock though really I just me plug it in, then go into the buios and enable the XMP profile and you should be good to go
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August 17, 2014 8:09:26 PM

Actually with a 2600K and 2400 sticks you will need to enable XMP and 'probably' OC the CPU as as well, many 2600Ks can carry 1866 and 2133 with no CPU OC but few can carry 2400 sticks
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August 17, 2014 9:10:46 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Actually with a 2600K and 2400 sticks you will need to enable XMP and 'probably' OC the CPU as as well, many 2600Ks can carry 1866 and 2133 with no CPU OC but few can carry 2400 sticks


Ok thankyou for the info. I am considering overclocking my cpu in the future and my only question is what does enabling the xmp profile in my bios do other that allow high speed memory?
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August 17, 2014 9:27:05 PM

XMP being enabled in the BIOS basically has the BIOS look at the data (settings) in the SPD of the DRAM to take and use in setting the DRAM up for you to the DRAM's advertised specs. Most mobos will have a good enough BIOS to set up most basic sticks (which is why so many people think that what freq you can run is based on the mobo - which is no longer true, yes the mobo plays in, but it's the MC (memory controller) that is the true determining factor and to run higher freqs the CPU and MC often needs to be OCed to help it carry the high freq sticks
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August 18, 2014 12:03:22 AM

Tradesman1 said:
XMP being enabled in the BIOS basically has the BIOS look at the data (settings) in the SPD of the DRAM to take and use in setting the DRAM up for you to the DRAM's advertised specs. Most mobos will have a good enough BIOS to set up most basic sticks (which is why so many people think that what freq you can run is based on the mobo - which is no longer true, yes the mobo plays in, but it's the MC (memory controller) that is the true determining factor and to run higher freqs the CPU and MC often needs to be OCed to help it carry the high freq sticks

Thank you a for the very clear answer!
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August 18, 2014 8:51:13 AM

No worries ;) 
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