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Hey guys, I will soon be getting this motherboard. And apparently it only supports PC2-4300, PC2-5300 and PC2-6400 ram. Now atm im using PC2-4200 ram. I asked somebody If my ram would run with the motherboard. They said it should but not 100% sure. Can someone confirm this please?

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Whoever told you that has no idea what they are talking about.
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Whoever told you that has no idea what they are talking about.
Ditto......
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Hey guys, I will soon be getting this motherboard. And apparently it only supports PC2-4300, PC2-5300 and PC2-6400 ram. Now atm im using PC2-4200 ram. I asked somebody If my ram would run with the motherboard. They said it should but not 100% sure. Can someone confirm this please?

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This is what the manual says:

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System Memory
Dual-channel DDR2 800/667/533
SLI-Ready Memory up to 1200 MHz
Supports up to 8 GB DDR2 memory
Page 7
http://evga.com/products/pdf/680i%20manual.pdf
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This is what the manual says:


Page 7
http://evga.com/products/pdf/680i%20manual.pdf
yee I saw that, but does it say what PC2's are supported?
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Dosen't change the fact that you can run the memory at speed up to 1200 if the ram support it and if you set the speed manually. By default if set to auto the speed won't be over 800 (PC6400) tho because the JEDEC SPD dosen't acknowledge higher.

So to run over PC6400 you have 2 choices: Set the speed manually or use EPP memory. (Called SLI memory by Nvidia but I refuse to use the marketing term)


BTW- I hope you are not geting the NF63-TR board for your future Q6600 if you plan to overclock? Make sure you get the NF68-A1 or NF68-T1. A1 is a better deal tho if you need the cables and more than 2 year warranty.
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Dosen't change the fact that you can run the memory at speed up to 1200 if the ram support it and if you set the speed manually. By default if set to auto the speed won't be over 800 (PC6400) tho because the JEDEC SPD dosen't acknowledge higher.

So to run over PC6400 you have 2 choices: Set the speed manually or use EPP memory. (Called SLI memory by Nvidia but I refuse to use the marketing term)


BTW- I hope you are not geting the NF63-TR board for your future Q6600 if you plan to overclock? Make sure you get the NF68-A1 or NF68-T1. A1 is a better deal tho if you need the cables and more than 2 year warranty.
What is the difference between the NF68-A1 and NF67-A1?
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BTW- I hope you are not geting the NF63-TR board for your future Q6600 if you plan to overclock? Make sure you get the NF68-A1 or NF68-T1. A1 is a better deal tho if you need the cables and more than 2 year warranty.
BTW the NF63-TR board is the same board as the NF68-T1. I am running the P29 BIOS and it recognizes as the NF68.
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What is the difference between the NF68-A1 and NF67-A1?
The NF67 is the LT version or lite version of the 680i board. You will miss out on a couple of USB hook ups and the on-board speaker as well as the LCD readout if you get this one. For the $60 or so difference and for what you are wanting to do, get the NF63 and flash with the P30 BIOS to a full fledge NF68 .
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