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Turning on XMP profile in BIOS permanently

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July 27, 2010 5:49:39 PM

Hello,

Recently I have purchased new rig. I need some opinion on RAM I have purchased. Basic purpose of my rig is for Audio/Video editing using Adobe CS5 Production Premium.
By seeing DDR3-1600 PC312800 - CL6-8-6-20 1.6V on the RAM I thought it is having the base freq of 1600 but in actual this frequency is set when XMP profile is turned on. Actual base memory frequency is 1066.

My question is can I have the XMP profile turned on in BIOS permanently for regular use as I have to leave the system running for long hours (say around 6-8 hours) to export/encode HD video.

Any suggestions

My Rig:
Processor: i7-930
Mobo: GA-X58A-UD7
RAM: GSKILL F3-12800CL6T 6Gb Pi (Tri Channel DDR3-1600 PC312800 - CL6-8-6-20 1.6V)
HDD: WD Black Edition 500GB 7200 rpm 32 MB cache
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 285
Monitor: Sony 17"
Chasis: NZXT Tempest EVO crafted series

Thanks
ViKU

a b } Memory
a c 183 K Overclocking
July 28, 2010 7:35:01 AM

Yes of course! you can have more then 1 memory profile if you wanted to.
Enable XMP
Adjust the dram to the appropriate voltage
save and exit.
a b } Memory
a b K Overclocking
July 28, 2010 1:46:03 PM


All enabling the XMP profile in BIOS does, is making the correct (max) settings automatically for you.

I have no experience with that Gigabyte board, but other boards where I have enabled XMP all settings in relation to ram have been set automatically, including voltage.

So, to make the most of your ram (without overclocking it), enable XMP and enjoy.
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July 28, 2010 4:08:13 PM

Thanks for the info. XMP make my life easier. Another question...will there be any wear & tear or reduction in life of the RAM or making the system unstable when system is run for long hours having XMP profile turned on?
a b } Memory
a b K Overclocking
July 28, 2010 4:30:00 PM

IND_VK said:
Thanks for the info. XMP make my life easier. Another question...will there be any wear & tear or reduction in life of the RAM or making the system unstable when system is run for long hours having XMP profile turned on?


no, you can leave XMP enabled for as long as you want and nothing will ever happen to the RAM ;) 

XMP is just doing the the same exact operation that we would do manually.
July 29, 2010 1:26:19 AM

I am all set then.

Thanks
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