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Core i7 2600 Support 1600MHz DDR3 memory

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February 4, 2013 10:40:52 AM

Hello,
My PC configuration is
CPU
Intel Core i7 2600 @ 3.40GHz (not i7-2600k)
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
4.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 628MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Intel Corporation DH67VR (LGA1155)
Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 6570 1GB GDDR5(XFX Pine Group)

Is it possible for me to put Corsair 8GB Vengeance 1600 MHZ DDR3 ( 4GB X 2 ) Dual Channel Memory RAM (1.5V) in my motherboard instead of the current RAM.
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February 4, 2013 10:47:27 AM

Yes you can and I'd recommend you too for better performance... it should be 100% compatible
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February 5, 2013 10:30:25 AM

RAM speed doesn't matter to motherboard, it just said compatible, it didn't said the maximum supported speed... also in BIOS, it gives "usually" gives choice of 1000MHz-2000MHz ram speed, if you got 2000MHz RAM choose 2000 ONLY same to 1600MHz...
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February 5, 2013 10:35:45 AM

But the i7 2600 doesn't support 1600MHz RAM right?
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February 5, 2013 10:59:25 PM

are you serious xenot7? i7 2600 can support 2800MHz RAM... only problem is just time consuming for it to happen...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-scaling-i7,2...
the benefits of having faster RAM was to both increase bandwidth and decrease latencies, and really, things don’t change much with i7 or other processor
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February 5, 2013 11:04:33 PM

yes its possible. intel specifys mostly 1600mhz and 1.5volts i beleive as guideline.

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February 6, 2013 8:55:32 AM

Oh, ok then thx for correcting me
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February 6, 2013 9:10:54 AM

legendkiller said:
are you serious xenot7? i7 2600 can support 2800MHz RAM... only problem is just time consuming for it to happen...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-scaling-i7,2...
the benefits of having faster RAM was to both increase bandwidth and decrease latencies, and really, things don’t change much with i7 or other processor


So, a way to get 1600MHz RAM fully working is by OC-ing the Processor and increasing the voltage right?
But RoshinAlex uses an H67 board.
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February 6, 2013 9:20:41 AM

well u cant overclock on a h67 mobo tho. u can use 1600ram but not oc

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February 6, 2013 9:26:27 AM

iceclock said:
well u cant overclock on a h67 mobo tho. u can use 1600ram but not oc


What Happens to the RAM then? can it run on full 1600 MHz?
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February 6, 2013 9:42:41 AM

if the mobo supports 1600mhz yes it will run at 1600mhz

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February 6, 2013 9:53:31 AM

iceclock said:
if the mobo supports 1600mhz yes it will run at 1600mhz

+1
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February 6, 2013 10:39:44 AM

I went to Intel website and checked... It showed "Support for DDR3 1333/ 1066 MHz DIMMs"... Didn't say anything about 1600MHz...
But saw something interesting in this page, here is the link:

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/dh67v...

See the TESTED MEMORY section at the end of the page...
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February 6, 2013 11:01:12 AM

Hmmm, seems that an Adata and Kingston 1600 RAM works, even a 2133 MHz Kingston RAM passed testing.
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February 6, 2013 8:06:23 PM

ADATA AX3U1600GB2G9 2 GB 1600

u can run 1600mhz ram.

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February 7, 2013 1:26:58 AM

So that means I should go on with buying Corsair 8GB Vengeance 1600MHZ DDR3 (4GBX2)...
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February 7, 2013 1:34:00 AM

yes.

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February 7, 2013 1:24:56 PM

Thanks guys... Ordered it... Will reply once I get it and put it in my motherboard...
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February 8, 2013 12:44:26 AM

alright keep us posted.

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February 13, 2013 9:51:22 AM

Well I got the RAM... Installed it in the motherboard... Dual Channel... Turns out it still shows 1333MHz in the BIOS... Guess I have to change the motherboard... Is there any other way other than buying a new motherboard???...
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February 15, 2013 12:44:44 PM

iceclock said:
well u cant overclock on a h67 mobo tho. u can use 1600ram but not oc

Well Intel DH67VR supports overclocking processor.
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