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August 31, 2012 9:53:43 PM

Hello,

According to the asus page the sabertooth Z77 can support up to 1866mhz ram but the i7-3770k can only support up to 1600mhz? So does this mean I couldn't use 1866mhz ram?

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August 31, 2012 9:53:49 PM

It just means that it would run at 1600MHz speeds, but when Intel puts out a CPU capable of 1866MHz RAM, that board will support it, assuming Intel doesn't reserve it for a new chip design.
a b } Memory
August 31, 2012 9:55:33 PM

You can, but there's not much reason to. 1333 is the max supported for Sandy Bridge, but as you can see, I'm using 1600 RAM with my 2500K currently.

1600 is the sweet spot for Sandy and Ivy Bridge CPU's. Anything faster just doesn't add that much performance (you would never notice the difference after 1600).
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August 31, 2012 9:59:30 PM

Intel already has some cpu's that can support higher but there out of my reach budget wise so I suppose getting higher than 1600mhz would be wasted.

Thanks the help and the fast reply.
a b } Memory
August 31, 2012 10:01:07 PM

TopHatMonkey said:
Intel already has some cpu's that can support higher but there out of my reach budget wise so I suppose getting higher than 1600mhz would be wasted.

Thanks the help and the fast reply.


No, you can run it at 1866 just fine, it's just not very beneficial to do it.
August 31, 2012 10:09:52 PM

It's not wasted in everything, it really depends on what you're doing.
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