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Is the i5-2400 compatible with DDR3 1600 memory?

I'm building a system with a P67 motherboard and planning on getting an i5-2400 processor and some DDR3-1600 memory. Looking at this chart: wikipedia chart, it says the i5-2400 only supports up to DDR3-1333. What does that mean? Will the DDR3-1600 memory still work, just at 1333 speeds?
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  1. Yes. On most socket 1155 boards, 1600 ram will run fine and permit you to overclock the cpu. Try changing the cpu fsb up by 20% with the memory settting in manual and the memory fsb at 1333. Use cpuz to confirm the actual ram speed, which will read as 800 for 1600 ram.
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    Gurduloo said:
    I'm building a system with a P67 motherboard and planning on getting an i5-2400 processor and some DDR3-1600 memory. Looking at this chart: wikipedia chart, it says the i5-2400 only supports up to DDR3-1333. What does that mean? Will the DDR3-1600 memory still work, just at 1333 speeds?

    imo using an i5 2400 and a p67 motherboard will be a waste.
    p67 is better used with an oc'able cpu e.g. a i5 2500k or i7 2600k or i7 2700k.
    2400 is not oc'able (may be you can get a few mhz out but it's cpu multiplier is locked) so it'll work better with an h67 motherboard or a z68 motherboard.
  3. The last poster is correct, but it won't hurt to run 1600 ram; I go for the lowest price after rebate on 1.5v 8 gb kits.
  4. de5_Roy said:
    imo using an i5 2400 and a p67 motherboard will be a waste.
    p67 is better used with an oc'able cpu e.g. a i5 2500k or i7 2600k or i7 2700k.
    2400 is not oc'able (may be you can get a few mhz out but it's cpu multiplier is locked) so it'll work better with an h67 motherboard or a z68 motherboard.


    Well now I'm kind of sorry I didn't ask before I bought the motherboard :) . Those other processors are out of my price range. I'm really not too concerned with overclocking though, so I think my choice will be fine.
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