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June 7, 2012 10:26:20 PM

Intel core i5 2500k memory types (supported I guess): DDR3-1066/1333

Random Motherboard: Supports memory DDR3-1066/1333/1600/1866/etc,etc

What do I have to do here? Hear the CPU or the MB ? I would like to use 1600mhz speed but if my CPU doesn't support it ... WTF? :pt1cable:  ? Someone explain me please.

PS: Sorry, this should'nt be in "Overclocking" area ...

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June 7, 2012 11:31:26 PM

Sandy Bridge CPU's only officially support up to 1333 RAM, but I'm using 1600 RAM right now, so you can obviously see that it works, lol. The main thing to watch out for is to get 1.5V RAM and not 1.65V, since 1.65V is out of tolerance for SB's IMC and voids the warranty (the basic warranty, anyway).

Note that the warranty info is anecdotal from people who have had to RMA their SB CPU's and being asked what voltage RAM was used, being told that had they used 1.65V, the warranty claim wouldn't be honored.
June 8, 2012 12:25:20 AM

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