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DX79SR and i7 3930K can't run 2133 MHz. Waste of money?


So many problems. Where do I start. How about intel's update utility. Personally it's garbage software. It fails to install Chipset, Bluetooth, Network, RAID and Ethernet drivers. Had to manually look them up and install. All worked except for the Chipset. Failed to install about 5 times already. Right click and unblock, set to run as Administrator and still fails to install. Have 16 GB of Ripjaws 2133 MHz, yet it runs them at a sluggish 1600 MHz. There's plenty of videos on you tube where ASUS and MSI run them stable at 2133. I built an new system for a friend with an AMD 8320 and that felt faster than my overpriced setup. Anything over 1600 MHz and it just crashes. There's plenty of watts and voltage. So that's not the issue. Just a weak motherboard. Not one bit satisfied!

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Hello J. Enrique,

I would like to inform you that this motherboard is capable on handling memory speed until 2400MHz. However Memory speed is limited by the processor and in your case the processor supports DDR3-1066/1333/1600 ARK | Intel® Core™ i7-3930K Processor (12M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)


It is important to understand first that processor over clocking is a practice that overstresses the unit; hence it could be expected to have problems sooner or later.


Even though the unlocked CPUs and the Intel® Extreme Edition Processors are more robust to handle over clocking, this practice will reduce the life time of the unit and will generate damages; that's why the warranty doesn't cover it.

We do provide recommendations for save overclocking but we provide as well a clear disclaimer about it. See the following web site and read the information at the bottom of the page:

Over clocking Intel® Processors: Overclocking Intel® Processors

From our side, this is all the information I could provided you, but you might get a reply from another user with some recommendations.