Redefine Gaming Performance

Make your game faster and more immersive than ever by overclocking RAM and Intel®-based DDR3/DDR4 memory.

Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP) Makes Memory Work Harder

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

How It Works

You can load predefined and tested 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® 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.

Features Benefits
Multiple Serial Presence Detect (SPD) profiles 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.
Memory vendor-specific SPD fields Enables memory module suppliers to program their own capabilities and provide unique value to end users.
Easy overclocking (novice) Enables end users to easily overclock their platforms by selecting the appropriate profile instead of adjusting individual parameters in BIOS. Reselecting the default profile resets the platform to default setting.
Advanced overclocking (intermediate/expert user) Expert users can manually change specific SPD parameters in the BIOS and save the profiles (platform/BIOS specific).
Fail-safe default boot “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 or use the Windows-based Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU).

Tools to Enable Overclocking

Learn About Overclocking

Overclocking your processor, RAM, and motherboard is a way to custom tune your PC for performance that can exceed specs. It speeds up your components—and your gameplay.

Play harder

Use the Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU)

Use this simple, Windows-based performance tuning software to overclock, monitor, and stress test your system.

Add some power

Product and Performance Information


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.