Originally Posted by MaKCuMyC
I think if memory has label 1600 it must work at this speed without any help.
That's a board-level issue. Some work great with XMP, others do their own thing, that can be really crappy. For example, nvidiaintelftw got some g.skill memories, and had stability issues, because the BIOS on his board didn't read the XMP v1.3 profile correctly(XMP v1.2 board). So you gotta get memory with XMP profile, and board that supports XMP profile version correctly, for it to work right, and finding those combos can be difficult, indeed.
Now, on AMD, you're left manually setting up ram, period, and since most ram sells with XMP-rated timings and speed, there's no guarantee memory will work above JEDEC settings on an AMD rig. At least AMD is taking steps to fix that problem. It's not like ECS came up with this..they are just first to support it.
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