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. Rockdpm December 30, 2012 5:31:01 AM all we can say its plug it in and see. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDoes this Mobo support standard 1600 memory ? ForumCPU Memory Controller Speed / Ram 1600 1.65v vs 1866 1.5v ForumDoes the motherboard determine the memory speed for core i processors ForumDoes PHENOM 9650 support DDR2 PC-8500 1066Mhz memory ram? Forumdoes memory speed matter?... ForumMemory speed VS CPU ForumDifference between CPU Integrated Memory Controller Speed and Motherboard RAM Forumdoes otp406 support ddr3 1333 memory ForumMemory speed:CPU FSB - need clarification ForumWhat makes cpu 's of the same model line better? memory ? speed ? varies? ForumDoes BIOSTAR NF4UL-A9 CPU support AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+? ForumDoes my motherboard support DDR3 - 1600Mhz speed ? ForumCpu vs motherboard vs memory speed Forummemory speed a limit of cpu type ?? ForumHow to match cpu to memory speed ForumQuestion on CPU , Memory , and FSB Speed ForumChecking for PC Upgrade ForumVideo-editing, more CPU or GPU? ForumBest Gaming Setup For A AMD FX-8350 CPU ForumNO Memory Detected More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !