Max Memory Speed for i5-2500K

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Could some please tell me if there's any benefit to buying RAM that's faster than 1333MHZ for the i5-2500K? The specs on the Intel site specify 1066/1333MHZ as the max speed the i5's memory controller can use. Or am I missing something?
 
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There's not a lot in it, the memory controller can cope with 1333 stock, but can be overclocked. Better timings might give you more in case you can't OC it.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/memory/2011/01/11/the-best-memory-for-sandy-bridge/
There's not a lot in it, the memory controller can cope with 1333 stock, but can be overclocked. Better timings might give you more in case you can't OC it.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/memory/2011/01/11/the-best-memory-for-sandy-bridge/
 
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Thanks for the reply. Great article. I just browsed it for now, but will study it in more depth when time permits. I always learn so much here.
 
I picked up some crucial Ballistix (without tall heatsinks) for £40 / 8GB 1600 8-8-8-24.

I know that the Z77 boards do not have a lot of room between the socket and the ram, i've got about 1mm of clearance bottom of HSF to top of RAM, I would not be able to occupy 4 slots without low profile ram.

There's some Samsung ram floating about that i'm hearing amazing things about, low voltage, smaller process & cheap, overclockable, no Heat sink.