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Make your game faster and more immersive than ever by overclocking1 RAM and Intel®-based DDR3/DDR4 memory.2 3

Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP) Makes Memory Work Harder

Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP) lets you overclock1 RAM and compatible DDR3/DDR4 memory to enhance the gaming features built into PCs with Intel® Core™ processor. Get that extra edge you need to dominate.1

How It Works

You can load predefined and tested Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP) profiles through your computer’s operating system, using BIOS or a specific tuning application. To find the right tuning utility for your system, contact the board manufacturer.

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Certification Program

The Intel® Software Certification Program lets memory vendors test their products for compatibility against Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP). You can view compatible memory DIMMs from leading vendors.

Intel® XMP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Enables preset or user-defined memory profiles that can be selected depending on usage model. For example, an aggressive, low-latency profile could be used during intense gaming, while the default memory setting can be used for everyday home computing, such as home office or web browsing.

Enables memory module suppliers to program their own capabilities and provide unique value to end users.

Enables end users to easily overclock1 their platforms by selecting the appropriate profile instead of adjusting individual parameters in BIOS. Reselecting the default profile resets the platform to default setting.

Expert users can manually change specific SPD parameters in the BIOS and save the profiles (platform/BIOS specific).

“First boot” with default JEDEC setting on a platform that supports DDR3/DDR4 standard JEDEC specification (your standard DDR3/DDR4 memory frequencies), ensuring base functionality. Then the user can enter BIOS and manually change settings.

Enabling and use of Intel® XMP is a type of overclocking1, and will ultimately void the CPU warranty. Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications. Check with the manufacturers of system and components for additional details.

Intel® XMP Certified memory modules have been tested on specific motherboards using specified processors. Memory vendors execute the Intel® XMP Self-Certification test plan to ensure users can overclock1 with greater confidence. Intel® XMP Certified modules are included in the Intel® XMP Memory for Intel® Core™ processors datasheet.

If a processor is overclocked using Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP), the Performance Tuning Protection Plan (PTPP) plan will cover the processor but not the memory.

Tools to Enable Overclocking1

Learn About Overclocking1

Overclocking1 your processor, RAM, and motherboard is a way to custom tune your PC for performance that can exceed specs. It speeds up your components—and your gameplay.

Play harder

Use the Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU)

Use this simple, Windows-based performance tuning software to overclock1, monitor, and stress test your system.

Add some power

Product and Performance Information

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Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications. Check with the manufacturers of system and components for additional details.

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Intel® technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software, or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at intel.ca.

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Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information go to www.intel.ca/benchmarks.