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What Is Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP)?

Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP) lets you overclock1 RAM and compatible DDR3/DDR4 memory to enhance the gaming features built into PCs with Intel® Core™ processor. Get that extra edge you need to dominate.1

How It Works

You can load predefined and tested Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP) profiles through your computer’s operating system, using BIOS or a specific tuning application. To find the right tuning utility for your system, contact the board manufacturer.

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Certification Program

The Intel® Software Certification Program lets memory vendors test their products for compatibility against Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP). You can view compatible memory DIMMs from leading vendors.

Intel® XMP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Enables preset or user-defined memory profiles that can be selected depending on usage model. For example, an aggressive, low-latency profile could be used during intense gaming, while the default memory setting can be used for everyday home computing, such as home office or web browsing.

Enables memory module suppliers to program their own capabilities and provide unique value to end users.

Enables end users to easily overclock1 their platforms by selecting the appropriate profile instead of adjusting individual parameters in BIOS. Reselecting the default profile resets the platform to default setting.

Expert users can manually change specific SPD parameters in the BIOS and save the profiles (platform/BIOS specific).

“First boot” with default JEDEC setting on a platform that supports DDR3/DDR4 standard JEDEC specification (your standard DDR3/DDR4 memory frequencies), ensuring base functionality. Then the user can enter BIOS and manually change settings.

Altering the frequency and/or voltage outside of Intel specifications may void the processor warranty. Examples: Overclocking and enabling Intel® XMP, which is a type of memory overclocking, and using it beyond the given specifications may void the processor warranty.

Intel® XMP Certified memory modules have been tested on specific motherboards using specified processors. Memory vendors execute the Intel® XMP Self-Certification test plan to ensure users can overclock1 with greater confidence. Intel® XMP Certified modules are included in the Intel® XMP Memory for Intel® Core™ processors datasheet.

Product and Performance Information


No product or component can be absolutely secure.

Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications. Check with the manufacturers of system and components for additional details.


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