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According to Newegg and EVGA you can use DDR2 1200 on this board, but on the box it says DDR2 800. What is the fastest mem people have used on this mobo? I have DDR2 800 in it now, but I'm looking into buying 2x2GB sticks. Anyone?
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I ran my DDR2 800 Lanfest Ballistix Tracers at 1200 on my eVGA 680i A1 board:



I would recommend the Ballistix 2x2Gb DDR2 800 as they will run 1000 guaranteed since they are EPP programmed. They actually run better then my G.Skill 2x2Gb DDR2 1000 set.
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By default this board supports 800Mhz but because the FSB can be unlinked, I have set my PC2 8500 to run at 1066Mhz like supposed to.

I am sure you can probably get 1200Mhz running on it as well.
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post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
By default this board supports 800Mhz but because the FSB can be unlinked, I have set my PC2 8500 to run at 1066Mhz like supposed to.

I am sure you can probably get 1200Mhz running on it as well.
X2....I've run my memory up to 1200 on the cheaper XFX board. I'm sure the evga will do the same.
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Thank you to all! I think I'll go with the Ballistix eric suggested. The Crucials I have now have been very good to me!
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The ICs on the 2x2Gb Ballistix are the same as the newer single sided 2x1Gb. They are the D9NHL ICs. While D9 in name, they are completely different, but they are OCing fairly well. They have a bad rap because people are not getting 1200 anymore. But they have been proven to run 1129 which isnt bad. I havent pushed mine yet, I've just been to busy. But I bet you can run them at DDR2 900 with 4-4-4-12 timings (or close to that).
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The ICs on the 2x2Gb Ballistix are the same as the newer single sided 2x1Gb. They are the D9NHL ICs. While D9 in name, they are completely different, but they are OCing fairly well. They have a bad rap because people are not getting 1200 anymore. But they have been proven to run 1129 which isnt bad. I havent pushed mine yet, I've just been to busy. But I bet you can run them at DDR2 900 with 4-4-4-12 timings (or close to that).
I'm able to run my new single sided @ 800 w/ 3-3-3-9 w/2.2v. I'm sure 4-4-4-12 @ 900 is completely possible.
    
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I'm able to run my new single sided @ 800 w/ 3-3-3-9 w/2.2v. I'm sure 4-4-4-12 @ 900 is completely possible.
Oh how I miss my eVGA board. The 680i and 780i can really push the ram a lot higher, and with tighter timings then the Intel chipset can.
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