Does CPU Support Memory Speed? Tags: Prebuilt Systems Last response: December 30, 2012 5:31 AM in Systems Share nightshurai December 30, 2012 5:03:04 AM I rebuilt an old pc with these: Z68 FTW Extended Motherboard Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Everything's running great, but I was reading up on how processors have to be able to support a certain amount of speed of ram. From what I read I think my processor only supports 1600, does that mean I'm not benefiting at all by having 2133 sticks in there? help appreciated! More about : cpu support memory speed willard December 30, 2012 5:21:14 AM The CPU will work fine with whatever speed memory you put in there. 1600 is just standard. Your motherboard may limit your choices, however. It will typically support a set of speeds, and anything above that will get throttled. You can check in the BIOS to see if it is. m 0 l Rockdpm December 30, 2012 5:31:01 AM all we can say its plug it in and see. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCan you set memory clock speed to lower if the motherboard does not support it? Forum SolvedMy PC memory pc3 supported speed is 10600 mb/sec--and my new pc3 DDR3 speed is 12800 mb/sec-my computer does not overclock? Forum SolvedDoes overclocking a CPU change the memory type it supports? Forum Memory speed supported by a processor, what does it actually mean? Forum SolvedDoes i7-4470K support 1866MHz Ram speed ? Forum Solvedhow i can learn my maximum memory speed that my mobo support? Forum SolvedDoes faster memory affect speed of LOADING games? Forum SolvedDoes inspiron 531 support more memory? Forum SolvedDoes the MSI 970A-G46 Motherboard support a 1.6 memory? Forum SolvedWhy does this R7 260X only have 6000 Mhz Memory speed the same as 7790? Forum SolvedFastest speed my MB and CPU can support? Forum SolvedDoes the Z87 saber tooth support my memory? Forum SolvedDoes DDR3 memory Speed really matter in gaming? Forum SolvedDoes Virtual Memory Speed Up My Laptop Forum SolvedIf I have a CPU that says it only support up to 1600 MHz ram speed, will I benefit in anyway if I buy, say... 2400 MHz ram? Forum SolvedWhat is the purpose of ddr3 > 1600 and motherboards that support them if intel does not make a cpu that supports it? Forum SolvedDoes my CPU support GTX 760? Forum SolvedDoes my CPU support a 64 bit OS? Forum SolvedDoes the computers CPU speed matter when choosing a graphics card? Forum SolvedMemory does not run at the speed at wich it should run Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !