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Will DDR3 1600MHz Work with Intel i5 2500k Sandy Bridge? HELP URGENT!

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July 11, 2012 5:00:02 PM

i Got a problem, i need to know if my processor im going to buy will fully work in this:

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-2500K-Processor-1155/d...
SANDY BRIDGE

and this memory kit:

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Channel-Memory-...

Mother:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004PQBT8C/ref=oh_deta...

Please im unpatient to get my processor and this its all i have left to know after buying it, tyvm, ASAP
July 11, 2012 5:04:27 PM

get i5 3570k instead of 2500k. performs better in anyway

if you are getting i5 3570k, you will need to get a z77 board such as the asus p8z77-LK

yes 1600mhz ram works with both ivy and sandy bridge
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July 11, 2012 5:07:21 PM

happened that i bought an i5 3570k with p67, and was a fail cause opf compatibility, sended back for a refund and a friend is offering me a i5 2500k Sany and i need to knowifallwillwork correctly for not make the mistake again.
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July 11, 2012 7:15:26 PM

what the heck? your supposed to get ivy bridge with z77 board. a p67 board will work with ivy bridge as long as you update the BIOS for the board

if the 2500k is cheap (170$) then i would get it
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July 11, 2012 7:29:16 PM

i know, but i just have a option to buy the i5 Sandy Bridge 2500k, will it work with that MOBO Intel DP67BG?, with no BIOs update, and with the 1600MHz ddr3 RAM?
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July 11, 2012 7:32:22 PM

jancarleb1 said:
i know, but i just have a option to buy the i5 Sandy Bridge 2500k, will it work with that MOBO Intel DP67BG?, with no BIOs update, and with the 1600MHz ddr3 RAM?


Yes it will work fine.
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July 11, 2012 7:37:26 PM

Doesn't matter if its is Sandy Bridge, or 1600MHz DDR3 Memmory?
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July 11, 2012 7:39:58 PM

jancarleb1 said:
Doesn't matter if its is Sandy Bridge, or 1600MHz DDR3 Memmory?


Sigh, it will work fine.

The Sandy works with DDR3, the Ivy works with DDR3, basically anything produced in the last 3 years will use DDR3.
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July 11, 2012 8:08:01 PM

stickg1 said:
Sigh, it will work fine.

The Sandy works with DDR3, the Ivy works with DDR3, basically anything produced in the last 3 years will use DDR3.


Frecuency matters 1600MHz?
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July 11, 2012 8:19:22 PM

Ivy Bridge is only 3% faster than the Sandy Bridge, and gets alot more than 3% hotter. Until that 3% becomes significatly higher with intel's next gen (google intel tick tock) then IB is really just...kinda like using vista vs win7.

1600 should work with 2500k. 2500k says only use 1333, but you should be fine.
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July 11, 2012 8:37:50 PM

DarkOutlaw said:
Ivy Bridge is only 3% faster than the Sandy Bridge, and gets alot more than 3% hotter. Until that 3% becomes significatly higher with intel's next gen (google intel tick tock) then IB is really just...kinda like using vista vs win7.

1600 should work with 2500k. 2500k says only use 1333, but you should be fine.


and will it work with a p67 Chipset?
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July 11, 2012 8:39:26 PM

its around 5-10% faster

put this into perspective

a 4ghz ivy bridge chip is the same thing as a 4.3/4.4ghz sandy bridge chip. lets see which chip gets hotter. ivy bridge heat issues dont exsist until you hit the 4.5ghz mark which yo shouldnt anyways for most chips. at that speed it would be the same thing as a 4.9ghz sandy bridge.

1600mhz is the default setting for ivy bridge chips and 1333mhz for sandy bridge.
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July 11, 2012 9:10:02 PM

TheBigTroll said:
its around 5-10% faster

put this into perspective

a 4ghz ivy bridge chip is the same thing as a 4.3/4.4ghz sandy bridge chip. lets see which chip gets hotter. ivy bridge heat issues dont exsist until you hit the 4.5ghz mark which yo shouldnt anyways for most chips. at that speed it would be the same thing as a 4.9ghz sandy bridge.

1600mhz is the default setting for ivy bridge chips and 1333mhz for sandy bridge.


That's not what I experienced at all with the few Ivy chips I've worked on. I was hitting 80C at the 4.0GHz mark with the same cooler I could run a Sandy at 4.5GHz under 70C. The problem is that this is all with auto-voltage, an Ivy bridge overclocked using auto-voltage is going to take on a voltage a lot higher than necessary. People were so used to simple point and click overclocking with the Sandy that they didn't bother finding out how well the Ivy's undervolt. Once undervolted you can hit a nice overclock with lower thermals. This makes for a much more time consuming overclock though. If you just want to bump the multiplier a few times and not have to mess with much else I still feel Sandy is the way to go. Ivy's are great but take some time and a lot of trial and error to find the lowest voltage possible for your overclock. If you leave it on auto-voltage it will get hot very fast..
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July 11, 2012 9:24:12 PM

it might be the chip lottery though. if you set a hard voltage for regular or overclock usage, it uses more power than it should.

then again if you have a board such as the asus p8z77-v, you can just flip a switch and get a decent overclock and without getting into heat issues
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July 11, 2012 11:41:44 PM

Flip a switch?! What's the fun in that?! lol.

Yeah I've only messed with 3 Ivy's and they all ran really hot until I got the voltage down. One of them I was able to get 4.2GHz stable at 1.15v! That's sweet right there...

I'm cool with my Sandy 2500k running 4.5GHz @ 1.30v, I top out under 60C after a few hours of prime95. If I upgraded I would got for an Ivy i7.
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July 11, 2012 11:48:24 PM

people dont know how to OC properly so they take that route instead. good for beginners or safety freaks. what motherboard did you use for the ivy bridge chips when you did some OC

id still get a ivy bridge chip since they are faster.
my cousin is doing fine with his ivy bridge, but he plans to run 2 480mm rads in the winter buried under snow to do some awesome OC
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July 11, 2012 11:54:12 PM

One of them was on a ASRock Z77 Extreme4, another one I ran on this Maximus IV Gene-Z Z68 that I refurbished but I wasn't willing to let her go so I flashed a Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 I fixed up and sold him that. The other one was on P8Z68-V Pro.

They were all slightly different temps but higher than Sandy on the similar voltage and freq. But it turns out they don't need as much voltage as Sandys so it's all good.
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July 12, 2012 12:43:09 AM

from what i heard, asrock was cheaping out on their caps earlier on. it was compared to that a msi 4phase design beat the asrock 8phase

the ud3h is awesome though.

of course ivy bridge needs less voltage since 22nm transistors and the tri-gate design forces more transistors into a smaller area.
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