The importance of the XMP profile:
Setup within the bios:
It can’t be said enough, but the settings of your memory kit are not automatically set after you install it. If it is the case for your processor, it is not the case for your memory kit and a passage through the BIOS will be mandatory! You will be able to configure it manually, by choosing the right frequency, timings and voltage for your kit. For more convenience, we advise you to activate the XMP (Intel) or DOCP (AMD) mode in “AI Overclock Tuner” in order to set it up automatically. Without this, your performance will be impacted in all areas and you will end up with a kit that does not exceed 4800 MHz in CL40. So we will enable our XMP profile directly in the BIOS.
As we can see, the specifications of our kit are well respected with the XMP profile. We are at 6400 MT/s with timings of 40-40-40-84. As for the voltage, it is indeed 1.35 volts.
The Asus BIOSes, both on the APEX and the Crosshair models, benefit from RAMS profiles. They are a good basis for overclocking your memory kit. We will first use them in our overclocking tests. Our kit is now set up in the BIOS and will work with the manufacturer’s specifications.