Kingston RAM showing as PC 10700

Hi guys,

Got some RAM, its Kingston Hyper X KHX1600C9AD3K2/4G / 4GB / PC3-12800 / 1600MHz / DDR3 / 240 Pin / CL9 / Unbuffered DIMM / Computer Memory / Kit of 2

This is the exact look and model

Heres the thing: I didnt buy the RAM, I got it in a replacement PC on the insurance (I managed to spill beer in the massive fan at the top). So until recently I didnt know exactly what it was.

However, sure enough, on the sticker it says "KHX1600C9AD3K2/4G".

However, in the image above, it is saying that the RAM is 10700.

I have an i5-3570k mobo with Z77-D3H motherboard.

Ive upped the RAM to 1600 using the 3D BIOS, as I seemed to be locked out of the frequency settings in the 2d version. So the RAM is running at 1600, or it should be.

How do I enable the XMP/what are the steps and is it safe to run this RAM at 1600mhz? Also why is it showing up as 1333 RAM?

Kind regards,
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  1. Hello Merx, :hihi:

    Firstly, I do not believe the memory which you are having has the XMP feature like this 4GB kit ("KHX1600C9D3X2K2/4GX"). But anyways coming to question as to how to enable the XMP feature here's the answer.

    Please refer your motherboard's manual to enable the XMP feature. Click here for the manual!! Refer Chapter 2 - M.I.T (Page 35 - 45), this should guide you to enable the features.

    One probability as to why the system is recognizing the memory speed as 1333Mhz instead of 1600Mhz is that the memory's SPD's (Serial presence detect) is programmed to JEDEC
    standard latency DDR3-1333MHz though the memory is tested to run at 1600MHz. Hence, it is safe to run the memory at 1600MHz and you can refer the manual to set the frequency manually.

    If you need an upgrade in near future then try this following link -
    Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H motherboard memory

    Cheers, mate!! :sourire:
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