Thank you for the reply. :) So first, I am not really concerned about cost, and second, what I do - at least at times - is at least, if not more, taxing than extreme gaming. Not in terms of graphics, however. So, I will gladly pay more for mem that will serve me better. Assuming I enable XMP (I spoke with ASUS who said this is not a feature of the MB, but as it is supported, it can be added later - not sure exactly how, as he seemed to say it's NOT through the BIOS) do I need to do anyting else to ensure that the RAM is running at it's top speed? Does the CPU need to be OC'd? And what is the speed the RAM would run at? 3200, 3600, 4000, 4133? Or is that user defined? Thank you. --edit-- Is XMP written into the RAM chip controller, and simply enabled in the BIOS? Unlike what the ASUS rep seemd to say eariler....
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Hi Hoping someone can set me straight on RAM specs I am building a new machine, and I am looking at the ASUS TUF X299 MARK I. The specs are: DDR4 4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 The compatible RAM on the Crucial site says: DDR4-3200 ( http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/tuf-x299-mark-1/CT1055932... ) I heard something about XMP, where you turn it on, the memory overclocks - not in the same way a CPU does, but it supposedly runs faster. A search for the term XMP of the spec page for the above MB on the ASUS site revealed nothing. So, can someone fill me in here? I am esp. curious as to why the Crucial listing says 3200, whereas the ASUS site does not have that # Thanks in advance.
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