Hello, I am using the KHX1600C9D3P1K2/8G Kingston HyperX 1600, is Plug and Play, is working at 1600Mhz without overclock, in defaout settings.
I think Z68 chipset and Sandy Bridge officially supports DDR3 at 1600MHz too. Check this link bellow.
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Native memory support for Z68 and sandy bridge is 1333MHz. You can read intel technical documents and find this or just contact them and ask. So check your references next time.
I am aware that Kingston makes these special plug and play DIMMs that have higher spec. That doesnt still change the fact that native speed is 1333MHz.
Ivy Bridge and Z77 though have native support for 1600MHz. References here:
I can't understand now, so why the kingston and Intel page sugest this memory?
And why the BIOS on DZ68BC shows the memories working in 1600Mhz without overclock? ( Working in 1.5V )
Memory Search | Kingston ( check the two last ones)
It works like this:
The modules are programmed using JEDEC-compliant settings, allowing 1600MHz and 1866MHz frequency support. It is as simple as plugging in the memory and turning on the machine, as the system automatically recognizes faster memory speed with no further BIOS settings required. Users will notice performance gains as overclocking is automatic with the HyperX Plug and Play modules. In addition, the modules are backwards compatible with previously released DDR3 systems on the market.
So your memory is overclocked when it runs @ 1600MHz. There absolutely nothing to argue about this.
As indicated earlier in those Intel documents native speed is 1333Mhz. Please Edde contact Intel if you still have difficulties to understand this.
The DIMM support list you provided tells what memory is tested by Intel and found working. All those speeds above 1333MHz are overclocked.
Agreed. The release of 0035, with such large and visible problems, should have never been happened -- those problems should have been caught by even a cursory set of regression tests. Still, I could forgive that if Intel had given appropriate effort and gotten a fix out promptly, but here we are TWO MONTHS LATER, and still no fix. Very disappointed in Intel.
What I can't understand, you told " So your memory is overclocked when it runs @ 1600MHz"
So, how my memories is running overclocked @ 1600MHz if this memory comes from factory @ 1600MHz?
Second question, if these memories is running overclocked ( I don1t know reasons since the memory comes from factory in 1600MHZ), Can this cause damage to the processor i7 2600k?
THank you in advance
From your chipset&cpu point of view it is overclocked (Sandy Bridge & z68). You dont want to understand me.
Please contact Intel, I am not going to "bend it from the steel bar anymore".
If you are type of person who likes to build your own system, you should familiarize yourself with:
-memory architectrure, including JEDEC and SPD.
Basics only of course.
Please dont ask me anymore, just contact Intel. Do you see that the other readers of this thread are not arguing with me because they know this?
Your memory modules are perfectly fine, that is not the point. You just dont understand the technical details regarding Z68 chipset and Sandy Bridge memory controller.
I am sorry that I am getting upset, that is my bad. I tried Edde very hard to explain to you that native memory speed with above mentioned platform is 1333MHz.
Why you didnt read those Intel spec links I provided?
PLEASE Edde read this Kingston press release kit where they are explaining how their "automatic oc works";
It is very simplified text but gives you the idea.
I am sorry that I got upset, but please read these if you want to increase your knowledge regarding computers.
Best regards, Jaskis
Edde / Jaskis -
The gap here seems to be over the definition of overclocking.
Since the kingston memory is designed/rated for 1600MHz, it could certainly be argued that you are not overclocking the kingston memory. However, the default memory controller clock with z68/SB is 1333MHz, so anything above 1333MHz is considered an overclock from the board/chipset/processor perspective.
To quote from the Kingston press release that Jaskis linked (I added the underscore for emphasis):
So Edde, you are utilizing overclocking features of the board/chipset/processor -- it's just that these features are automatically invoked by the JDEC coding within the Kingston DIIMS, so you don't have to manually enter BIOS changes.
Hope that helps.
You managed to say it in a simple way! I guess my bad was that my explanation was scattered.
I tried to clarify same things in a post no. 36:
"Users will notice performance gains as overclocking is automatic with the HyperX Plug and Play modules"
and in a post no. 40:
"From your chipset&cpu point of view it is overclocked (Sandy Bridge & z68)."
I should have posted this information in a single post.