Closed I5 2500 Memory Type Compatibility Tags: G.SKILL Compatibility Intel i5 Memory Last response: June 24, 2012 7:58 AM in Memory Share airbus320 June 24, 2012 5:23:49 AM It says the i5 2500 uses DDR3 1066/1333. Whereas I have GSKILL 4GB 1600. Does it mean my RAM is not compatible? I am in between i5 2500 or i5 2400. Thanks More about : 2500 memory type compatibility Best solution DJDeCiBeL a b } Memory June 24, 2012 5:30:08 AM Share 1600 (and higher, actually) is just fine for the 2500. I'm using 1600 G.Skill RAM with my 2500K right now, but it's the same for every SB CPU actually, not just a 2500K. It'll default to 1333 in the BIOS, but you can either change it manually or select the XMP profile. airbus320 June 24, 2012 5:33:03 AM Best answer selected by airbus320. Related resources I5 2500 k memory type - Forum Is corsair vengeance compatible with lga 1155 i5 2500 k ? - Forum I5 2500 K Build+Cannibalizing:Compatability Check? - Forum RAM/Motherboard memory type vs Graphics card memory type - Forum A stepdown from i5 2500 k - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer airbus320 June 24, 2012 5:37:32 AM DJDeCiBeL said:1600 (and higher, actually) is just fine for the 2500. I'm using 1600 G.Skill RAM with my 2500K right now, but it's the same for every SB CPU actually, not just a 2500K. It'll default to 1333 in the BIOS, but you can either change it manually or select the XMP profile. You've been very helpful mate, As we discussed yesterday, If I aint gonna OC the cpu, I should get the highest clock speed I can afford, and I decided to spend another $11 for 200Mhz difference (2400 - 2500) Cheers anort3 a c 149 } Memory June 24, 2012 6:28:28 AM As should have been said the important thing is that the RAM be 1.5v. The sweet spot for performance is 1.5v DDR3 1600 cas 9. nikorr a c 146 } Memory June 24, 2012 7:58:36 AM That ^ too : ) nikorr a c 146 } Memory June 24, 2012 7:58:44 AM This topic has been closed by Nikorr Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumI5 2500 K upgrade to i7 3820? ForumRAM for Asrock Z77 with i5 2500 k ForumCompatibility / price cut i5 build ForumMB and RAM for Core i5 3.3 GHZ - 2500 ForumI5 2500 k motherboard options ForumAMD Bulldozer FX 8120 VS Intel core i5 2500 k ForumI5 2500 k $1,700 Build, including monitor+extras ORDERING TODAY HELP! ForumI5 2500 k, compatibility and performance of new build, please comment Forum"Reboot and select Proper boot device" ForumGigabyte UEFI and backward compatibility Z77-D3H ForumComputer crashes, then can only reboot if memory is reseated.. help! ForumWhat size type is my motherboard? ForumSystem Not Recognising Memory. ForumWill this memory work on z77? ForumNew memory More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !