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I5-2500k RAM compability?

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November 14, 2011 12:14:35 PM

Hi lads,

I have been lurking around the forums for a while and finally iv begun to build my very first pc. Currently all im waiting on is to purchase the CPU and just want to make sure the components i have are compatible with an i5 2500k.

The components i have are:

Motherboard- Asus P8Z68-V PRO
RAM- Corsair Vengeance Performance Memory Module 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Unbuffered DIMM

The main thing im not sure about is the RAM iv bought when i checked the intel site for the 2500k data sheet i read Memory Types DDR3-1066/1333 shouldnt 1600 also be mentioned here for my RAM to be compatible. Im almost certain my mother board is compatible as it takes a LGA1155 socket.

Any more info or specs that you need please let me know.


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a c 159 à CPUs
November 14, 2011 12:30:22 PM

I would select 1.5v ddr3 at a good price, about $45 for 8 gb. The vengence is a so called "premium" model of ram, but if you compare the timings, they're the same as lesser ram by corsair and other manufacturer's. It's not worth the extra money. I found my 8 gb 1.5v patriot kit for only $23.50 after rebate recently. It has the same timings as the vengence.
November 14, 2011 12:41:02 PM

Ya i should of shopped around really but time isnt on my side have to have this build completed within the next couple of weeks i already have the ram installed on my mother board and just wanted to know was it compatible before i splash on the most expensive part of my build which is the 2500k.

So in short is 1600mhz compatible?

Thanks for the fast reply.
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a c 159 à CPUs
November 14, 2011 12:58:58 PM

It's not on asus qvl list, but I would get it anyway if it's rated at 1.5v. One of the 1866 versions was tested, but I'm sure it's too expensive. As I pointed out earlier, only a few models are tested; most will work fine.
a c 219 à CPUs
November 14, 2011 12:59:09 PM

Yes it is compatible. The processors controller maxes out at 1333MHz, thats why its not supported on Intel site.

But again :

It is compatible.
November 14, 2011 1:10:37 PM

standard ram is 1333mhz and size could be like 4 to 8 gb but in dual chaneel so what ever ram you are buying insert in dual chanel like 1 ram in slot one and other in slot 3
another ram in slot 2 and his pair of ram in slot 4

all second genertaion intel processor suport up to 2200mhz of ram its totaoly on your mobo does it suport high mhz or not it is like a mother board feature like sli or croosfire or usb 3.0 in the same way it is supported by motherboard

take a look at this mobo it support intel 2500k but dont suport ram more then 1333mhz

now take a look at this it also support i5 2500k and support 2133mhz ram

so in end it is supported by motherboard
November 14, 2011 4:56:08 PM

Thanks. Just ordered an i5 their.