Recently I discovered linus tech tips. I must say I'm really a fan of how you explain some stuff. I'm kind of a techie myself, been fixing computers for years...
Anyways, what I wanted to ask is an explanation or a more thorough video on this Linus random comment @14:04 in the video:
Apparently an ASUS rep said to Linus "it just doesn't work"
it made me ponder if we could really trust XMP, if the memory modules were tested enough ? where is the issue lies exactly ? or "issues" if there's several sources.
is it the different CPU integrated memory controllers ? is it the overclocking/overvolting of those due to XMP ?
So I made some research about it, and found a lot of people with problems on forums with XMP however ....
As we all know, 3% of people with problems can make a lot of noise whereas people satisfied generally say nothing. It's also an overclocking feature some people may be unable to understand that & not set it up correctly ?
So it could in my opinion go up to 6 or 10% people having issues with XMP easily, but that would NOT mean XMP is not trustable ?
My point here is : that I can't find any thorough testing of XMP and the stability of this feature
I guess it all boils down to : if I were to advice a new computer for a gamer with lots of budget, should I advise to setup XMP, or use default "safe" values instead.
or is manually setting it up to stabilize a computer 100% the only way ....
Alternatively what makes XMP not being trusted ?
sitenote : I also watched this video about RAM speeds :
I knew some of this already, but it doesn't really answer
Thanks for reading.