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What is "XMP Ready" for Patriot memory modules?

Last response: in Memory
December 14, 2009 3:26:42 AM

I took a second look at the box that my memory came in, and it says "includes XMP settings for Intel Core i7 Processors."

Since I have a Core i7, do I need to change some sort of setting?

This is the memory:

Here are my system specs:

Intel Core i7-920 2.66 Ghz
Diamond Radeon HD 5970
Patriot 6GB 1333Mhz 7-7-7-20 1.65V
Gigabyte EX58-UD3R
December 14, 2009 4:35:15 AM

use cpuz to find out whether u are running ur memory at the 7-7-7-20 specs . if not , go into bios , turn on xmp and thy will be done .
December 14, 2009 4:54:42 AM

So XMP changes the memory to the default specs? What exactly does XMP do? Is it necessary to turn on?
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December 14, 2009 5:43:09 AM

memory which does not have official jedec specified timings and also greater than officially supported 1066mhz for i7 920 usually defaults to slower timings for compatibility on the myriad mobo's and their bios'es . one is supposed to either turn on xmp or manually set ram timings from bios to use it at the spec one paid for .