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Actually how important Intel XMP Certified Memory for X79 motherboard?

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February 10, 2012 8:10:59 PM

The xmp profile is only necessary if you are running memory at 1600 MHz and above. It is used for telling the BIOS what speed and latencies to run the memory at.
February 10, 2012 8:26:25 PM

So, Intel XMP Certified is not related to stability of memory itself?
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February 10, 2012 8:34:49 PM

Using high-speed memory (example: Corsair Dominator CMT16GX3M4X2133C9) to run at lower speed (1600 MHz CL 8 @1.5V) on X79 motherboard, does this give more stability?

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February 10, 2012 8:46:37 PM

XMP Certified is a marketing gimmick. Most memory of speed 1600MHz and above will have an XMP profile embedded in the memory. This does not improve stability, it only meanse that you don't have to manually enter the memory parameters into the BIOS, as the XMP Profile contains all this information.

Running higher clocked memory at a lower speed does not improve stability either. Memory is designed to run at a certain speed, and that's the speed it should be run at.
February 10, 2012 8:50:43 PM

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February 11, 2012 12:16:34 AM

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