How to enable XMP profiles and maximum Ballistix speed

Make sure the floodgates are open for fast memory

When your memory isn’t running as fast as it can, you’re opening the door for your opponents to win. Because Ballistix® gaming memory is significantly faster than standard PC memory, it’s critical to make sure it runs at these speeds. If your RAM isn’t running as fast as our specs indicate, you may need to adjust your system in order to take full advantage of the Ballistix boost.

Why am I losing RAM speed?

To ensure compatibility, all Ballistix modules contain an industry-standard profile that’s designed to work with the widest range of systems available. When you first install Ballistix memory, your computer may default to these lower, industry-standard speeds and configurations. 

How to solve the problem and make your memory fly by enabling Intel® XMP profiles

To ensure compatibility, all Ballistix modules contain an industry-standard profile that’s designed to work with the widest range of systems available. When you first install Ballistix memory, your computer may default to these lower, industry-standard speeds and configurations. 

How to enable XMP profiles

  1. Consult your motherboard’s owner’s manual to check for XMP compatibility and determine how to enter your system’s BIOS
  2. Once in the BIOS, consult your owner’s manual for the setting that enables XMP
  3.  Enable XMP as directed
  4. Save and exit your system’s BIOS
  5. When you exit the BIOS, your system will automatically restart and Ballistix memory will be running at full speed – effective immediately
  6. To ensure XMP profiles have been enabled, you can use a third-party program to verify that you’re getting faster speeds

Don’t want to mess with your system’s BIOS? Use Ballistix Sport

If you don’t want to hassle with BIOS adjustments, Ballistix Sport modules are plug and play to instantly deliver the speeds they’re rated for. However, if you really want to take your game to the next level, the higher speeds of Ballistix Tactical and Elite modules often require BIOS adjustments to change voltages, timings, speeds, and other settings.

Note: Refer to your operating manual for details on configuration and supported BIOS values; specific system performance may vary and unsupported configurations may revert to industry standard or system defaults.