New motherboard and RAM

Zanthur

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Ok, I'm getting a new motherboard because mine is shot, but the voltage specs on the motherboard say that they support 1.8 volts for the memory. The ram I was planning on getting is 2.1v. Few questions:

1. Will that work or do the voltages have to match exactlty?
2. If they dont have to match exactly (or if they do), can I lower the voltage in BIOS or something?

I'm not trying to overclock. I just want to know whether or not the 2.1v ram will work on the MB.
 

systemlord

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Most mobo's can do 2.2 volt, what mobo were you thinking of getting? If your not crazy about SLI might I suggest Asus or a Gigabtye P35 based mobo. I tend to like Asus because of their easy to understand the bios menu. I would also stick with DDR2 because of the ultra high price for DDR3, and the fact that DDR3 wiil not give you any real would performance differance over DDR2. I recommend Crucial's Ballistix DDR2 6400 800MHz RAM. NewEgg has some great prices on this RAM.

Crucial RAM.>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146565

Asus mobo.>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131182
 

Zanthur

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This is the motherboard I'm getting: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813130048

My video card is SLI, so thats why I'm doing that. My old motherboard was a K8N Neo but newegg didnt have any of those (it is over 2 years old), so I went with the next closest thing. Someone on another forum that I consulted was saying that since the voltages dont match that they are not compatible. So I came here. Anyways, the RAM I'm getting is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820146699

From the sounds of it, I'll be ok with it. Like I said, I'm not aiming to OC since I know how risky it can be if you do it wrong.
 

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I also need help with buying a new MB and memory.

What i want to know is some information about "Corsair XMS CM2X1024MB-6400C4/800 BUS" memory.Does that memory will give performnce of 2 GB RAM,or just 1 GB.on Corsair site,the size is mentioned as 1 GB kit.What does that mean.I want to get 2 GB RAM and if this module gives me 2 GB then i'm going for it.The MB i want to use is XFX Nvidia Nforce 650i ULTRA (775PINS - SND+GIGA LAN) PCX SLOT.Will the RAM work well with this MB.

And if not then what about Asus P5B-VM SE INTEL G965 (775PINS - SND+AGP+LAN) PCX SLOT board.


 

Zanthur

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The motherboard I had was MSI so I'm sticking with that. But my video card is a SLI card and I am getting an SLI motherboard. I've never had a problem with MSI before. I have one in my other computer and its been working just fine for over 2 years.
 

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Never heard of a SLI card, but have heard of two cards in SLI.