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Does CPU Support Memory Speed?

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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!
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.
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December 30, 2012 5:31:01 AM

all we can say its plug it in and see.
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