memory compatibility, clarification

sriin

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Since the lot of you have been so helpful with some of my other questions about system building, I thought I would toss another question at you.

I have read manufacturer specifications on mobos, and gone to the product website, etc, but sometimes I don't always find the information on memory that I am looking for.

now, a motherboard will say it supports pc-6400/DDR2-800 memory. okay. cool. i can live with that.

however, I go to say, the crucial website, do their compatibility lookup, and I find that they say their memory up to pc-8500/DDR2-1066 is compatible with the motherboard, and it has the little check mark graphic and all.

i suppose if you want to sell something, you'd say just about anything, yeah? so is it truely compatible, or no?

MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138033

Crucial RAM lookup
http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=TForce+590+SLI+Deluxe
 

Track

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Yes, yes it is.
The new 680i SLi motherboards can even Support DDR2-1200.

Not that any of that matters, because its a waste of money to buy anything above DDR2-1066 at stock, since u can just buy DDR2-800 and overclock to above DDR2-1100. And u dont really need more than that.
 

nobly

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Typically higher clocked RAM can downclock to whatever spec is lower. It just has extra headroom for overclocking, if you are so inclined.
 

sriin

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Track > the Mobo I linked is not a 680i mobo. The mobo I linked is for an AM2 socket, 590 MCP SLI. However, for an intel list setup I have going, yes, I do have a 680i on said list ;)




so, that 590 mobo should, in theory, take ddr2-8500/pc-1066?
 

Track

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I suppose I will play it safe and do as listed under the specifications.

Seems to me GSkill is highly favored around here, so I may look into it.

What do you say to:
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820145175

Not only is that RAM much worse than the G.Skill, but it costs a lot more.

You want to know why G.Skill is favoured?

This - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231065
 

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