1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 30, 2013 1:50 PM by kevin_intel

    Ram questions

    Panos

      Hello!!

       

      I have this CPU:

       

      ARK | Intel® Core™ i7-930 Processor (8M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 4.80 GT/s Intel® QPI)

      in combination with this motherboard:

      ASRock > X58 Extreme

       

      So my question is:

       

      What ram can I use with these?For example can I install

       

      http://www.corsair.com/en/memory-by-product-family/xms-classic/tr3x6g1333c9.html

       

      Will the ram simply downclock to 1066Mhz or it wont work at all with this mobo+cpu?

       

      Any help is appreciated.

        • 1. Re: Ram questions
          kevin_intel

          Hello Panos,

           

          I am afraid to say that I can provide the information about the processor configuration only since I am a specialist on Intel ® products.

           

          Based on the memory information from the website, the memory will be running by default at 1333MHz but it does not specify if the memory will down clock the speed. My best recommendation in regards the memory is to confirm with the system manufacturer if it wills down clock automatically or if you need to change a setting at the BIOS level.

           

          In regards the Intel ® processor, it can handle a memory up to 1066MHz. using a faster memory can damage the integrated memory controller inside the processor and can cause the system to crash.