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GA-Z77X-UD5H RAM speed

I noticed that the Gigabyte site says that the UD5H can use DDR3 2400(OC). I plan on getting this board from amazon but their description says that it only supports up to 1600. I was wondering if anyone knows the deal and if the 2400 Gigabyte says can only be used when overclocking?
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    There are kits on the QVL all the way up to 2800 http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Memory/mb_memory_ga-z77x-ud5h.pdf

    The bigger question here is do you need 2400 RAM (or anything faster than 1600)?

    If you're a gamer, that answer is no.

    1600 is the sweet spot for Sandy and Ivy CPU's. After that, the performance gained from anything faster is negligible (unless you want to use a RAM disk or need the speed for a ton of memory intensive work).
  2. I was just curious, mainly because I have to use Visual Studio and Expressions 4 for school and they eat up the memory on my laptop. But that could have to do with the fact that the laptop is 2-3 years old.
  3. shimergloom2 said:
    I was just curious, mainly because I have to use Visual Studio and Expressions 4 for school and they eat up the memory on my laptop. But that could have to do with the fact that the laptop is 2-3 years old.


    Actually, faster RAM would be a bit more beneficial in those than most things, but really, even for those, it's more about more RAM instead of faster RAM.
  4. You're welcome. :)
  5. I've been pondering using (4x4gb) chips because of my school work, but thats off topic. Thanks for the quick reply. :D
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