How to Enable XMP on an AMD Board

By Ruri Ranbe

AMP is designed for use with AMD memory.
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Extreme Memory Profile enables motherboards to overclock Double Data Rate III, or DDR3, memory, and you can use the technology to improve your office workstations' performance without spending money on new equipment. XMP, however, is an Intel product and isn't compatible with AMD, though some AMD motherboards do include a feature called AMD Memory Profile, or AMP, that is identical to XMP. Enable this option in the BIOS or through AMD OverDrive.


Turn on the PC, and then follow the prompt on the boot screen to go to the BIOS.

Select "M.I.B. III" or "M.I.T" from the tabs using the directional pad. Select "Advanced Memory Settings," if applicable, and then press "Enter."

Scroll down to the "AMP" or "AMD Memory Profile (A.M.P.)" option.

Press "+" or "-" to change the setting to "Enabled." Follow the instructions on the bottom or side of the screen to save and quit the BIOS.

AMD OverDrive

Click "Start," enter "overdrive" into the search field, and then select "AMD OverDrive" from the results.

Select "Preference," then "Online Update." Click "Check" to have AMD cross-reference its database to find an optimum profile for the RAM configuration.

Click "Update" to accept the AMP settings.


If a warning appears while using AOD, click "OK."

The BIOS configuration may vary depending on the make and model of your system.