2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 8, 2014 4:20 PM by Schmo

    Intel Core i7 5930K Haswell-E max memory help


      Hi all,


      I'm looking to make a new build. I've got my eye on the new Intel Core i7 5930K Haswell-E CPU, to go with the Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME Intel X99 Socket 2011-3 Motherboard. I planned to get Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB DDR4 2800 MHz but decided to save a few quid and go for Corsair Vengeance LPX Red 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz as the performance difference doesn't justify the price difference.


      My question is that this CPU and motherboard is designed to support DDR4, but the specification for the CPU states "Max. Memory Speed: DDR4 - 2133 MHz". The lowest clock speed for DDR4 that I've managed to find was for some Crucial Value DDR4 sticks, all other DDR4 RAM is well over the maximum memory speed of this CPU.


      Does this mean this CPU is not going to be compatible for me?


      I currently have an Intel 3770k and Corsair Vengeance 2133 MHz DDR3. I had to restrict it to 1600 MHz as that was the max memory speed for the Intel 3770k and it was just BSoD'ing all the time until I did this.


      Is it likely the same thing would happen with the new build?


      Any advice is appreciated.