How to Enable XMP on an AMD Board
By Ruri Ranbe
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.
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.
Ruri Ranbe has been working as a writer since 2008. She received an A.A. in English literature from Valencia College and is completing a B.S. in computer science at the University of Central Florida. Ranbe also has more than six years of professional information-technology experience, specializing in computer architecture, operating systems, networking, server administration, virtualization and Web design.