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Intel i7 950 and corsair ddr3 1333mhz. Will It work?

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June 1, 2009 10:03:47 AM

I heard that the i7 does not support ddr3 at 1333mhz. Is it true? What can i do?

Also i want to know if the following are compatible.
AEROCOOL HIGH TECH 7 PRO
INTEL CORE i7 950
CORSAIR xms3 4gb (2x2gb) 1333mhz CL9
GIGABYTE GA-X58-UD3R
SAPPHIRE RADEON VAPOR-X HD 4870 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E
2x WESTERN DIGITAL 500GB WD5001AALS CAVIAR SATA2
LG GGC-H20L BLUE RAY COMBO
ENERMAX EIN720-AWT 720WATT INFINITY CROSSFIRE
2x AKASA 120mm FANS BLUE LED
VISTA PREMIUM

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP
June 1, 2009 10:29:27 AM

vtxracer said:
I heard that the i7 does not support ddr3 at 1333mhz. Is it true? What can i do?

Also i want to know if the following are compatible.
AEROCOOL HIGH TECH 7 PRO
INTEL CORE i7 950
CORSAIR xms3 4gb (2x2gb) 1333mhz CL9
GIGABYTE GA-X58-UD3R
SAPPHIRE RADEON VAPOR-X HD 4870 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E
2x WESTERN DIGITAL 500GB WD5001AALS CAVIAR SATA2
LG GGC-H20L BLUE RAY COMBO
ENERMAX EIN720-AWT 720WATT INFINITY CROSSFIRE
2x AKASA 120mm FANS BLUE LED
VISTA PREMIUM

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP


It does support it, the confusion came about from some very early review samples which had some of the memory multipliers locked all retail processors will support it although you may need to change the BIOS settings to the correct values if it's not automatically detected on boot up. You might do better with a 6Gb memory set-up as the i7 supports triple channel, obviously it's only worth doing with x64 windows!
June 1, 2009 4:40:29 PM

I agree, Tri-channel RAM (6GB) would be better in this setup. What's i7 950? I thought it was 940, I guess thats what your using. X58+i7 940+6GB DDR3 1333 Tri-channel would work fine. Be sure to get Vista x64 or Win 7 RC x64 is available as well. www.microsoft.com
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June 1, 2009 6:01:55 PM

^ nope the 950's just came out @ 3.06ghz and the D0 stepping, I'm guessing 5ghz on air with a good cooler.
June 2, 2009 7:47:58 AM

The i7 950 new and will replace the 940. I will buy that corsair 6gb but i want windows 32 bit. Will i have any problems ?? Also when will windows 7 officialy come out? I don't want a beta version with no later support.
June 2, 2009 1:56:27 PM

ixion said:
It does support it, the confusion came about from some very early review samples which had some of the memory multipliers locked all retail processors will support it although you may need to change the BIOS settings to the correct values if it's not automatically detected on boot up. You might do better with a 6Gb memory set-up as the i7 supports triple channel, obviously it's only worth doing with x64 windows!


In which BIOS all memory multipliers are unlocked?? i will buy i7-920 and its stock memory is 1066Mhz, If i raise it from BIOS to 1333 or 1600Mhz then, is it Overclocking?? Mean wihout overclocking can i run 1333Mhz trikit??
June 8, 2009 4:07:29 PM

Honestly, i7 920 is still the way to go. Unless you really need the i7 950, or i7 975 Extrene. Tri-Channel 3GB DDR3 1333Mhz, or 6GB DDR3 will work. DDR3 1600 is a waste, get 1333 and your good.
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