XMP profiles automatically set your system RAM to higher frequencies. RAM will always run at slower speeds unless you manually tune its timings–or enable Intel's XMP. Join us as we show you the easy process to enable XMP!. What Is Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP)?. Intel XMP is an automated overclocking technology that enables motherboards to configure memory settings above and beyond the basic rated. XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles) is a technology that allows you to change memory settings by selecting a different profile, which takes advantage of higher than standard memory speeds.