2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 18, 2012 9:46 PM by s shank

    1600MHz RAM with DZ68BC and i5-2500K?

    s shank

      I just got off a support chat with Intel and they told me that my ram is not supported by the i5-2500k, directing me to this page.


      It was working great for a long time in the combination I have, but suddenly there were freezing issues. They agreed to replace the CPU, so it went okay, but I am just wondering why I was sold this combination if the RAM isn't compatible? Also, I have always thought faster RAM just clocks down to run at the max speed the surrounding hardware can use.


      The RAM is Corsair Vengeance 4x4GB 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 (CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9)ram



        • 1. Re: 1600MHz RAM with DZ68BC and i5-2500K?

          He was talking nonsense. Even the product page mentions Sandy Bridge specifically, and Newegg users mention it numerous times. 1.5V DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) is exactly what you do want, and with XMP enabled in the BIOS, it'll run at 1600MHz, which is perfectly common (you can choose to run it at 1333 if you like). Your stickler rep likely realized that the CPU technically only lists 1333 in the spec, but that's not meaningful. It works fine, and if I had to guess, I'd say that's the way most people with SB run.

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          • 2. Re: 1600MHz RAM with DZ68BC and i5-2500K?
            s shank

            That's what I thought...but it was upsetting when he started with the "we don't support non-compatible hardware" nonsense...