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Ram 1600MHz on 2500k?

i want to get corsair vengeance 2x4GB 1600MHz with a 2500k, but on intel ark it says the i5 2500k only supports DDR3-1066/1333. WTF?! this has to be wrong. the 2500k has to be able to handle 1600mhz. whats the deal?
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    Intel just has "specified" speeds, however motherboards can support speeds up to 2133mhz! Don't worry, it isn't anything bad.
  2. amuffin said:
    Intel just has "specified" speeds, however motherboards can support speeds up to 2133mhz! Don't worry, it isn't anything bad.


    now up to 2333MHz!!! but okay. i was a little worried there. i dont understand why they cant be simple and just say min-max.
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  4. Just make sure not to run 1.65v memory. It voids the warranty through Intel.
  5. Anything over 1.5v will void the CPU warranty.

    The memory controller is on the CPU with Sandy Bridge chips and as such it is really a waste of money going over DDR3 1600 speeds. The onboard memory controller just does not need higher speed memory and there is only a tiny gain and generally only in synthetic benchmarks. Real world is just fine with 1.5v DDR3 1600 cas 9.

    Full benchmarks.

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/memory/2011/01/11/the-best-memory-for-sandy-bridge/
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