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I5 3570K RAM Compatibility

Last response: in CPUs
October 29, 2012 8:31:48 PM

I read on the intel website that the i5 3570K is only compatible with 1333 or 1600 MHz, but for a future computer build I was looking to use the Kingston Hyper X Genesis 16GB which runs at 2100 MHz will it still be read by the i5 or should I save a couple pounds and just downgrade to a lower MHz?
Thank You in Advance
a b à CPUs
October 29, 2012 8:40:33 PM

Why do you want to run 2100MHz? The CPU will run it, but since it's 1.65v, it will void your warranty, and damage your CPU. Just get a 16GB 1600 kit.
a c 159 à CPUs
October 29, 2012 8:40:40 PM

The memory controller on most newer Intel cpus runs at 1333 or 1600; faster ram may do you no good. 1600 ram is much cheaper; newegg has patriot 8 gb of 1600 for only $29.99 today as a shellshocker special. Two sticks of that will work fine.