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Question about ram speed support on JEDEC (no XMP)

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The PC DOES NOT support XMP (no BIOS settings or option in XTU) and the CPU is Core i7 6700K (The PC is an HP Envy Phoenix 860-180ST and it has a HP 2B4B Z170 mobo)

 

The i7 6700K has only up to DDR4-2133 officially supported, but I noticed the RAM installed in the PC is a DDR4 2666 JEDEC DIMM and it is running at 2666 (checked it via CPU-Z and HWINFO64).

 

I was confused because I thought that in order for a RAM to run higher than the officially supported speed of the CPU, you need to either manually tune it or use XMP.

 

I am considering of getting a JEDEC DDR4 3200 if it would work at that speed on the PC.

Yeah, we're all just a bunch of idiots experiencing nothing more than the placebo effect.
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