We aren’t using Liquid Nitrogen today as we don’t think anyone reading this review will be either. We are however using the Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H motherboard which we reviewed a few days ago.
The bios defaulted to 1333mhz, so we had to manually select Profile 1 as shown in the screenshot above. The system rebooted without an issue.
We double checked the timings in the DRAM Timing Selectable menu. 10-12-12-31 was highlighted, which is correct according to the XMP profile.
System validation at these speeds is available over here.
Above CPUz screenshots of the G.Skill TridentX memory running at 2400mhz. The SPD information shows a maximum rated speed of 1143mhz (2286mhz effective), at 10-13-13-33 timings, although G.Skill are clearly pushing it much higher than these specifications.
We tried to manually select a 2666mhz memory setting, but the system wouldn’t post, even when we loosened the timings to 12-12-12-40. We also tried to overclock the memory by increasing the BCLK. We had a little more success this way….
We managed to push the memory to 2520mhz at the same 10-12-12-31 timings. Any higher and we would run into stability problems. It was also possible to increase this to 2600mhz, but the timings had to relaxed to 12-12-12 which negated any performance improvements.
You can check system validation at 2520mhz with timings of 10-12-12-31, over here.