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CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 trouble?


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Hey,

 

I bought this memory CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 which is sopped to be 2x4gigs 1600MHz but my motherboard identifies it as a 1066 MHz but it gives me the same part number as on the package.

And the MSI Control Center gives me another MAX Bandwidth..

And I can't find the part number anywhere on the Corsair website so I'm getting a bit suspicious. Could anyone shine some light on this?

 

 

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/70/controlcenterram.jpg

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Your i7-875 CPU officially supports 1066/1333 MHz. memory. The BIOS is setting the memory at the default 1066 MHz. You may need to manually set the frequency and RAM timings in your BIOS to 9-10-10-25 2T @ 1333 MHz @ 1.5V. If you decide to try 1600 MHz. then you'll probably need to increase the RAM voltage to 1.65V.

 

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=48499

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Ah okey, thanks for the reply.

I did set it to 1600 manually and that worked but I wanted to make sure nothing was wrong as it didn't really make sense to me.

 

My CPU won't take any damage from me having the RAM at 1600MHz right?

I'm kinda new to OC..

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Ah okey, thanks for the reply.

I did set it to 1600 manually and that worked but I wanted to make sure nothing was wrong as it didn't really make sense to me.

 

My CPU won't take any damage from me having the RAM at 1600MHz right?

I'm kinda new to OC..

 

The CPU makers do not warranty CPUs for frequencies greater than the OE specs. That being said it's unlikely that any damage will occur as a result of just a frequency increase. If you were to significantly jack the voltages, then you would be at much higher risk of a CPU failure, as you would be operating it beyond it's intended range.

 

This might be worth reading:

 

http://www.techreaction.net/2010/09/07/3-step-overclocking-guide-bloomfield-and-gulftown/

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