1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 9, 2015 9:48 AM by sylvia_intel

    Is XMP available on non-K processors?  Does using XMP void processor warranty?

    Sparktown07

      Is Intel's XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles) feature available on standard non-K (locked) Intel processors, such as the i5-4460, i5-4590 or i5-4690?  I cannot find the specification listed in the Intel ARK Menu.

       

      Is XMP only available on Intel's K (unlocked) processors, such as the i5-4690k?

       

      Does using XMP to allow for RAM over 1600 mhz officially void Intel's standard processor warranty?

       

      Do other possible system changes made to allow for RAM over 1600 mhz officially void Intel's standard processor warranty, even if they aren't made with XMP?

       

      Please let me know soon.  Thank you.

        • 1. Re: Is XMP available on non-K processors?  Does using XMP void processor warranty?
          sylvia_intel

          Hello Sparktown07, thanks for contacting us through the Intel Communities and for choosing our products.

           

          It is important to know that XMP is available for unlocked processors only, such as the i7-4790K.

          This processor supports by default memory speeds of 1333MHz and 1600 MHz (max). This is an unlocked processor which could handle higher memory speed by either manually setting or by using an XMP profile.

           

          Bear in mind that XMP profiles were created for easy over clocking the memory so the user only picks a profile type with no need to go through changing speeds, multipliers and voltages. So if the motherboard offers XMP profiles faster than 1600MHz, be aware that this is a direct overclocking to the Memory Controller Hub (MCH) in the processor which could represent eventually possible stability problems.

           

          In regards of the memory models you quoted I could recommend using the one that runs at 1600MHz via SPD.

           

          Important:

          • Intel provides unlocked processors so that customers who are interested in overclocking may do so, but please be aware of the following:
          • Overclocking voids your standard processor warranty.  Intel encourages customers to consider purchasing an Intel® Performance Tuning Protection Plan (PTPP) if they chose to overclock their processor.  The PTPP provides warranty coverage for most overclocking scenarios.  The details on the PTPP are available at http://click.intel.com/tuningplan/
          • Intel does not guarantee that a processor will be able to achieve any specific speed when overclocked.
          • Intel will not be able to advise or assist customers with the overclocking process.  Please consult your desktop board manufacturer on recommended system settings.

           

          Please note that the warranty on Intel® processors will be void when the CPU frequency is changed. This can be either downclocking or overclocking the frequency.

           

          Here you have a document about Intel® warranty information on processor:   http://download.intel.com/support/processors/sb/warranty_processor_english.pdf    

           

           

          Regards,

           

          Silvia L