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post #1 of 10
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does anyone know if you could still do crossfire with ram that is SLI Certified? if not, what is some decent ram you can recommend for Crossfire? i like the ram i got now, but i was looking at this set that says "crossfire certified"
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post #2 of 10
yes they are just marketing ploy to sell more
post #3 of 10
yeah you can still run crossfire,all sli certified is jsut marketing and a gaurentee that it will take advantage of the mobo specs.
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post #4 of 10
They still do SLI or CF verification but that's for marketing. Any good quality ram from brand-name companies should be fine in SLI or CF. For example, Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800
post #5 of 10
its a marketing gimmick to me. Its just a way too get people to think the ram clocks better. Not always the case
    
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post #6 of 10
its just the name of the memory. It doesn't give you anything extra if you buy sli memory and run sli.
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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by nategr8ns View Post
its just the name of the memory. It doesn't give you anything extra if you buy sli memory and run sli.
I heard it adds 3 inches in just 6 weeks
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
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I heard it adds 3 inches in just 6 weeks
so are you in the negitives?
post #9 of 10
Quote:
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I heard it adds 3 inches in just 6 weeks
You owe me a new keyboard... or at least you have to clean the Coffee off mine =/
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post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
so is this all just a marketing ploy?

thanks guys! this helps and makes it easier and not having to replace my current ram just to be able to do crossfire. that would have pissed me off if i would have gone through all that trouble AND then posted this question. i appreciate the feedback, thanks again.
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