Does the memory type of the processor need to match the memory speed of the memory sticks you are using?
Can you get away with using a higher memory speed than your memory speed? Any problems going to be faced?
Finally, open for changes. Any components you think would be better like different memory or mobo.
Faster memory doesnt break the processor, as long as the motherboard can take the memory speeds?
So can i get a 1800Mhz or something close to that and stick it in with the i7 2600k processor but the mobo can take it, will it still run fine? Without breaking the processor?
Is 1600Mhz high enough? 1800Mhz too high?
memory speed pretty much only makes a difference in memory benchmarks and doesn't reflect on real world workloads so you should stick to 1600 kits
16gb, although might seem to be overkill, can be very very nice for ocassional ramdisk usage, and you'd also futureproof yourself
also, i agree with ali, z68 all the way (quick sync, ssd caching, pci-e 3.0 to name the few extras over p67); i tend to recommend asrock gen3 extreme3/extreme4 depending on the needs (extreme4 has 2 extra usb3.0 and sata3 ports, and a 3rd pci-e 3.0 slot; extreme3 is an absolute best bang for your buck, costing 50$ less than extreme4, and is the cheapest full atx z68 board on the market)
So you're saying that the memory capability on the processor has nothing to do with what speed of memory you put in but instead it needs to be atleast what the processor says its capable of?
And i will definately take a look at some z68 mobos now
I have the same problem and I don't understand why all the info I see says either 667, 800mz, or 1333mhz. I used my Asus bios, Cpu-z, and HWinfo32. (Screenshots of the last 2 below -- the bios says the same thing.)
HWinfo32 verifies that I'm getting Dual-channel mode OK (since CPU-z hates Sandy Bridge.) Can someone please help me verify that I'm getting 1600mhz out of each of my modules.
Let me know if I should post a new thread.
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