System Overview & Overclocking
We will be installing this memory in one of our P67 systems. It is comprised of the following components.
Processor: Intel i7-2600K
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Motherboard
Graphics: Sapphire Radeon HD6450 FleX
Installing everything was pretty simple, although the heatspreaders are a little tall so make sure they will not get in the way of your CPU cooler. We actually intended to install this kit in our Z68 system, but the CPU cooler (Thermaltake FRIO) got in the way.
Once you have the kit installed you can go into the BIOS and enable the X.M.P. profile which will set the timings, voltage and frequency. After you boot your system up go ahead and open up CPU-Z and see if everything is correct. You can also check out the SPD chart.
Before we get into testing lets do some overclocking. The first thing I tried to do right away was bring the memory up to 1866MHz with the same CAS 7 timings, but that did not work. I had to loosen the timings to 9-9-9-24 to get the memory to run a 1866MHz.
So 1866MHz was pretty easy to get to, what about 2133MHz? I tried to first run the memory at 2133MHz with the 9-9-9-24 timings, that failed even with a voltage bump. So I went up to 10-10-10-30 timings. I was able to get the system to boot, but it did fail our stability test. So I went back into the BIOS and set the timings to 11-11-11-33 and I was able to achieve a stable overclock to 2133MHz.