Originally Posted by m00nshine
What? I can't run my ram at 1600 MHz? Can you please explain why not? I trust your opinion; I'm just trying to learn more. I thought as long as my ram was ddr3 and the right speed that I would be good to go.
I hate that memory for a Z68 chipset and I cringe every-time I get a PC that is blue screening. That memory is made for enthusiasts who like to take their PC's to the brink. Let me guess, Micro Center didn't have the Vengeance, so they sold you that....You probably can get it to run at 1600mhz but it will not be easy. With the ram I suggested in the original thread, it supports XMP profile. All you would have had to do is turn on the XMP in the BIOS and you would be running at 1600 mhz. I have no recommendation using that memory.
I would leave it alone as well. You are not going to notice a speed improvement anyway. You have had a few issues with this build and know I am starting to get a clear picture from the few different threads.