Intel i5-2400 Spec & Memory help

  Audio~~Chip 23:50 PM 23 Nov 11
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Hello Now choosing the memory for this new machine everything was all matched until i noticed the specification within the Intel Intel Sandybridge i5-2400 3.10GHz details.

The intel webpage I am looking at is here http://ark.intel.com/products/52207/Intel-Core-i5-2400-Processor-(6M-Cache-3_10-GHz)

Under the Memory it states DDR3-1066/1333 ! is this actualy stating i cannot fit say DDR3-1600 memory when the motherboard can accept this with no overclocking fine.

Thanks in advance as always

  chub_tor 00:47 AM 24 Nov 11
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  gengiscant 09:51 AM 24 Nov 11

It also states the same figures with my CPU the i5 2500K:RAM. Which I have overclocked to 4.5Ghz with 8GB of Corsair CMX8GX3M4A1600C9. RAM. With timings and voltage set and it runs as sweet as a nut.

1600 ram will run fine and permit you to overclock the cpu. Try changing the CPU FSB up by 20% with the memory setting in manual and the memory FSB at 1333. Use CPUZ to confirm the actual ram speed, which will read as 800 for 1600 ram.

  Audio~~Chip 20:52 PM 24 Nov 11

Thanks also chub_tor & Gengiscant !

Seems that DDR3-1600 is the max the CPU can utilize. Re overclocking I am familiar with the BIOS but do not know how or what settings to change. The memory is the last thing to order of a new Build using a Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 Intel Z68 (REV B3) Socket 1155 Motherboard and Intel I5 2400 CPU

Thanks

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