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Srkrono
05-27-2012, 05:23 PM
Which CPU's are capable with this laptop

i wanna be able to use my 1600MHZ ram and not just at 1333mhz

plz help or point me in right direction

BrodyBoy
05-27-2012, 05:26 PM
It's the BIOS that limits the RAM speed, not the CPU.

Srkrono
05-27-2012, 05:27 PM
nope asus confirms that the cpu limits the ram speed

BrodyBoy
05-27-2012, 05:28 PM
nope asus confirms that the cpu limits the ram speed
Asus? You trust their info?

Srkrono
05-27-2012, 05:33 PM
they are the creators of this laptop lol but i found my info the Core i7-2720QM allows me to use my 1600MHZ ram

TripleZero
05-28-2012, 05:11 AM
Yes, to a point the CPU helps to determine the fastest RAM that is compatible. Overall though the motherboard is the main determining factor.

Honestly, I don't see the point in running 1600 over 1333 unless you plan on overclocking your CPU. The performance difference between 1333 and 1600 with most CPU's running at stock speeds is negligible at best.