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Pgrading to an I7 980X and have ordered G Skill Trident PC3 16000 (2000mhz) trip

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June 6, 2010 8:25:53 AM

I am upgrading to an I7 980X and have ordered G Skill Trident PC3 16000 (2000mhz) triple channel memory. I have now read two concerning stories- the I7 980X only support RAM up to 1066 MHZ under tripple channel architecture and the second story that I could use this 2000MHZ memory with this processor easy. Any one with experience that could advise me
a c 90 B Homebuilt system
June 6, 2010 4:14:26 PM

"official support" and actual capability are two different things. Intel Core i7-980X Processor Extreme Edition Memory Specifications
In this review i7 980X was tested with Corsair CM 3X2G 1800C8D DDR3 running @ 1333 MHz 8-8-8-20 2T.
You can read the memory subsystem performance tests here:

The G Skill Trident will run with the i7 980X. Your motherboard and tweaking patience will probably determine how fast it will run.
One NewEgg i7-980X owner reported that for his EVGA E760 Classified and OCZ memory he had to manually set 1600-8-8-8-24 @ 1.65v