Installing any type of memory is pretty easy. Just find the open memory slots in your system and insert the memory and lock it into place. This is quad channel memory so make sure you have it in the right slots. Of course that all depends on the motherboard you are using. These modules are pretty tall, but we had no issues installing them with our setup.
I have to say this kit looks awesome install on the EVGA X99 Micro motherboard! Our DDR4 test bed is of course our brand new Intel X99 system.
To get the memory set to the right timings all you need to do is go into the BIOS and enable the XMP profile and you are good to go. Opening up CPU-Z we can see all of the information on the memory.
The memory runs at 2400 MHz with timings of 12-13-13-35 at 1.35V.
Overclocking on the Intel X99 platform is pretty easy. The easiest way to overclock would be up simply change the frequency divider in the BIOS. To achieve the best overclock we try to stay with the timings that the JEDEC profile recommends, but we will loosen or tighten timings to get the best overclock possible.
This kit has a normal speed of 2400 MHz so the next step up would be 2667 MHz. The kit made the jump with no problem at all. We simply changed the frequency divider in the BIOS and we didn’t even have to change the voltage.
For some reason the next bump up in our motherboard BIOS is 3200 MHz. We tried to get the kit to run at that, but no go.