[SOLVED] There's no option higher than 1600mhz Gigabyte h81s2pv

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Hi guys
My question is that my motherboard is normally run at Ddr3 1600 mhz but I can Increase the mhz buy overclocking right?
I have GSKILL 8GB (2x4GB) Trident X DDR3 2400MHz CL10 1.65V Dual Kit Ram. But it's working at 1600Mhz. I tried to use XMP to increase it but I can only choice 1600Mhz or lower. What's point than a motherboard have an XMP if I can't overclocking it. motherboard already is running 1600mhz normally.
 

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I suspect that is due to the fact that (a) the board is a lower end model that specs out at 1333mhz and 1600mhz max ram speed. And/or (b) at the time, 2400mhz memory was not readily available commercially. Remember, DDR3 memory was always much lower speed; 800, 1066, 1333, 1600mhz. The really fast stuff didn't show up until near the end of DDR3's EOL.

I wouldn't be too concerned about performance, tho. Ram that runs at faster clocks has much slower timings. The differences in performance therefore are hardly worth worrying about.
 
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I suspect that is due to the fact that (a) the board is a lower end model that specs out at 1333mhz and 1600mhz max ram speed. And/or (b) at the time, 2400mhz memory was not readily available commercially. Remember, DDR3 memory was always much lower speed; 800, 1066, 1333, 1600mhz. The really fast stuff didn't show up until near the end of DDR3's EOL.

I wouldn't be too concerned about performance, tho. Ram that runs at faster clocks has much slower timings. The differences in performance therefore are hardly worth worrying about.
 
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Thanks for the answer.
I was confused about the existence of the XMP if it is There's no way to overclocking then.
Economy model H81 Chipset only supports DDR3 1600/1333 MHz memory modules.
thank you for your answer. Why the motherboard have an XMP then if it's not gonna boost higher than 1600mhz?
 

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...Why the motherboard have an XMP then if it's not gonna boost higher than 1600mhz?
Because (as I alluded to above), boards back then would normally default to slower than 1600mhz at default. XMP was an easy way to get full (up to 1600mhz) clock speed from your RAM. The fact that it is a low end board, means top end was 1600mhz.
 
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Because (as I alluded to above), boards back then would normally default to slower than 1600mhz at default. XMP was an easy way to get full (up to 1600mhz) clock speed from your RAM. The fact that it is a low end board, means top end was 1600mhz.
Thank you very much.
 

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