By John Beekley posted Aug 30th 2010
I often get asked why we go through the effort to certify our ultra-high-speed memory with Intel's XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) program. After all, the conventional wisdom states, most high end overclockers don't use XMP profiles to overclock, but head straight for every BIOS setting they can get their hands on.
True enough, I guess. However, the goals of the overclocker and the goals of Corsair are similar, but not exactly the same. The goal of the overclocker is to tweak his system up to the very level where fear of instability outweighs the thrill of competition. Indeed, I suspect that most overclockers tweak their system beyond that level, and then back off slightly.