Sandy Bridge and z77 chipset MoBo

therealsamyG

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Does anyone here have any experience with testing out the sandy bridge processors with the new Z77 motherboards? I'm looking to get me a i5-2500k but I'm not sure what motherboard to get. Anyone have an advice? And yes, I'll more than likely be overclocking.
 
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Z77 supports Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge along with other features. So if you want a little future proofing with the CPU then its a good choice. As far as overclocking, I use a Z77X-UDH5 w/ an i7-2600K and it works great.

Phoenix_Jones

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Z77 supports Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge along with other features. So if you want a little future proofing with the CPU then its a good choice. As far as overclocking, I use a Z77X-UDH5 w/ an i7-2600K and it works great.
 
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Jonfk1

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What are the memory dividers available in your bios? Just wondering coz I'v got a brand new pair of 2000Mhz Ram modules sitting in my desk drawer and I can't use them on my z68 mobo. According to this article,
http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000289/Intel-Ivy-Bridge-i5-3570K-i7-3770K-Review/1#axzz1tgOxX3Rd
it appears that ivy bridge on a z77 mobo will allow the use of 200mhz memory dividers.
 

Phoenix_Jones

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I'm currently using these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231571

With my 2600k the RAM can go in increments such as 2133..1866..1600..1333.. etc with 2133 being my max, if I want to go higher I would need to alter the base clock and voltage. I'm sure with an IB there will be 200mhz increments based on that article, but I haven't had any experience with it. Yours should work at 2000mhz at its rated voltage.