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April 10, 2012 12:01:43 AM

I recently purchased some Mushkin RAM and saw that it is not on the authorized vendors list for RAM for my motherboard. Will it still work fine with XMP settings?

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April 10, 2012 12:06:47 AM

IDK, what CPU, MOBO, and Mushkin kit?
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April 10, 2012 12:12:53 AM

jaquith said:
IDK, what CPU, MOBO, and Mushkin kit?

Intel Core i7 2600k
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz Model 997043 Dual Channel Kit
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April 10, 2012 12:17:54 AM

I see no reason it wouldn't be fine, with DDR3-1600 CAS 8-8-8-24-2N @ 1.50v you might need to raise the VCCIO to 1.15~1.20v. Otherwise, it's a nice kit! :) 
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April 10, 2012 12:24:25 AM

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April 10, 2012 12:58:55 AM

jaquith said:
I see no reason it wouldn't be fine, with DDR3-1600 CAS 8-8-8-24-2N @ 1.50v you might need to raise the VCCIO to 1.15~1.20v. Otherwise, it's a nice kit! :) 

Thanks! And just one other quick question I hope you can answer, why would I need to change the VCCIO from the default 1.05v?
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April 10, 2012 1:17:54 AM

Anything 'Pink' or lower is high performance and often is 'taxing' on the CPU's IMC and to reduce errors raising the VCCIO to 1.15~1.20v is a good idea. More than likely the XMP profile will raise the VCCIO, so I'm giving you a heads-up. :) 

RAM's 'speed' is a function of Frequency, CAS Timings and the CPU's IMC. I need to update through DDR3-2600...
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