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Will CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) work with this CPU Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) at 1600Mhz Clock speed on the memory?
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  1. There's no reason why any RAM won't work with any CPU, unless it's DDR2 or DDR3 and the CPU does not have the correct controller, but in your case this doesn't apply.
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    That CPU is only guaranteed to work at DDR3-1333 speeds, but there's at least a 95% chance that it will work just fine at DDR3-1600 speeds. Of the 5% of the cases where it doesn't work with just an XMP profile, 80% of the cases can be solved by loosening timings and/or bumping the voltage. The remaining 1% are just lemons and there's nothing that can be done about it.
  3. +1^, every sandy-bridge cpu should work fine with any of ddr3 frequency but make you have to enable the XMP profile.
  4. Thank you very much everyone, I heard of the Profile, and I figured it would all work, thanks.
  5. Best answer selected by idclmao.
  6. idclmao said:
    Best answer selected by idclmao.

    nThe 2700k processors are top binned, the chances of it not running 1600 out of the box are next to none. If I were you I'd go ahead and get the Vengeance RAM because it's awesome and worth every penny.
  7. I know this doesnt answer anything about the original question by the OP but how about the Ivy Bridge, will it work with a 1600Mhz? and up to what frequency will it not be compatible with.
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