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Does Core i5 Support DDR3 1600MHz?

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December 27, 2009 2:35:39 PM

Hey guys, I'm looking at the Kingston HyperX T1

In Intel's official websites, it says that it will support DDR3 1333MHz

But will the DDR3 1600Mhz work?

Please help, all help is appreciated, thanks!!!!!!!
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December 27, 2009 5:39:03 PM

alexcheng said:
Hey guys, I'm looking at the Kingston HyperX T1

In Intel's official websites, it says that it will support DDR3 1333MHz

Yes, as long as the board supports 1600 MHz.

But will the DDR3 1600Mhz work?

I just scanned neweegs's LGA 1156 boards, and most (if not all) will run 1600. When you're selecting the board, go to the mfr's. website to make sure the Kingston HyperX T1 is on the Qualified Vendors List (QVL)

Please help, all help is appreciated, thanks!!!!!!!

see above, happy shopping!
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December 27, 2009 5:52:15 PM

The faster Ram only comes into play when you are overclocking. If you just stick the ram in there and don't mess with the bios, it will default to the lower settings. Buying faster RAM gives you overclocking headroom to raise the FSB.
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December 28, 2009 3:30:27 AM

treefrog07 said:
see above, happy shopping!


Thanks a lot man! So the CPU doesn't matter, what matters is only the motherboard, right?

Because I know the ASUS Maximus III Formula I am looking at supports 1600MHz

Thanks for informing me!!!! Much appreciated
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December 28, 2009 2:50:35 PM

You're welcome - just be sure your getting the Core i5, LGA 1156 that you cited in the thread-start.
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