Does CPU Support Memory Speed?

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!
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  1. 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.
  2. all we can say its plug it in and see.
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