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Hi,

I'm considering this ram for my core 2 duo build in the new year (jan/feb 2007).

Kingston HyperX 1GB PC2-6400 Low Latency Dual Channel DDR2 Kit (2 x 512MB, NVIDIA SLI-Ready)

Question is, What is the nvidia "program" or "software" that is used to set to BOOST PERFORMANCE as it says in the info there.... Is it bios refered? Or what?

And also what can I do with it, regards of oc'ing on say a 680i, the e6300 presuming proper cooling (thermaltake typhoon thinger, the recent one).

(Using the p180b case, multiple 120mm high performance fans, etc).

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Sli ram is just a gimick don't waste your money on it. It won't allow you to OC any better, in fact turning those options on in the 680i bios usually limits your overclock. I've gotten my e6300 on my 680i to 3.2ghz, but there is an issue with this board, if you run the ram faster than 800mhz you get sata errors. They are suppose to fix this soon with a bios update.
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Look for RAM with Micron D9 chips if possible. They'll be the best overclockers.

I'm only getting HyperX ram because I've heard problems with D9s + DS3 and D9s cost a lot more than other chips
    
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I'm using the team xtreem pc6400 4-4-4-10 kit, and I've gotten it to ddr1200 speeds on this board, awesome ram I highly reccommend it!
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Sli ram is just a gimick don't waste your money on it. It won't allow you to OC any better, in fact turning those options on in the 680i bios usually limits your overclock. I've gotten my e6300 on my 680i to 3.2ghz, but there is an issue with this board, if you run the ram faster than 800mhz you get sata errors. They are suppose to fix this soon with a bios update.
I was checking your system spec's, you seem to have chosen the same mobo/cpu that i'm planning on getting in jan/feb, awesome!

And regarding the bios update, is there an expected time when it's coming so I can be sure to get it with my mobo @ the same time? Because for my 845GVSR thinglet mobo for my gateway system, to get a "prescott" celeron 3.2ghtz in there I had to get the bios update from 2004....o_o.

Thanks,

And re: Ram advice, thanks guys, i'll probably not turn on the function until theirs a bios update for the 680i if I choose these ram sticks.

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go for teh G.Skill F2-6400PHU2 2GBHZ's! my friend has gotten them up to 1000 speeds on stock voltages with 5-5-5-12 timings. They are really nice. Im getting them in about 2 weeks with the rest of my new system.
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Originally Posted by Le_Loup View Post
I was checking your system spec's, you seem to have chosen the same mobo/cpu that i'm planning on getting in jan/feb, awesome!

And regarding the bios update, is there an expected time when it's coming so I can be sure to get it with my mobo @ the same time? Because for my 845GVSR thinglet mobo for my gateway system, to get a "prescott" celeron 3.2ghtz in there I had to get the bios update from 2004....o_o.

Thanks,

And re: Ram advice, thanks guys, i'll probably not turn on the function until theirs a bios update for the 680i if I choose these ram sticks.

Le_Loup
No eta on the bios update, no idea when this is going to happen, the sata problem is pretty widespread with almost 400 posts on the thread about it on the evga forums.
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From what I've read about the SLI memory, all it does is configure itself to give you the best performance.

If its as good as nTune, then I'm staying well away!
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